Arlington Man, Woman Face Heroin-Related Charges

The two residents were arrested Thursday in Braintree.

A man and a woman from Arlington were arrested Thursday in Braintree on heroin-related charges, according to a report on Boston.com.

Ryan M. Shea, 34, was allegedly driving under the influence of heroin Thursday when Braintree police pulled him over for a marked-lanes violation, according to the report.

Police reportedly found syringes and spoons with heroin residue, along with seven bags of heroin, in Shea’s vehicle.

Shea and his passenger, 25-year-old Emily D. McDonald, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the controlled substances act, according to the report. Shea was also charged with operating under the influence and the marked-lanes violation, the report states.

Noneya February 23, 2013 at 12:09 PM
No offense to anyone because I surely don't want to defend drug addicts. But how do you get arrested for driving under the influence of heroin if he plans to distribute? Seems like a bs way for the cops to add charges.
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Zoltan February 23, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Maybe they were getting high on their own supply. Since the total quantity of dope isn't mentioned I'd say it's possible that they just copped for personal use and were under surveillance the entire time. If the weight is low a competent attorney will get the charges reduced to posession. Probably a blessing in disguise for Ryan & Emily.
Tim February 23, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Or they can go to the Methadone clinic in the Center..
Harvey February 23, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Good for the police.


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