Car Troubles Lead to Cocaine Bust
The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges listed do not imply conviction.
Officers were traveling on Chestnut Hill Avenue at the intersection of Boylston Street on December 22 at around 6:30 p.m. when they observed a grey Mitsubishi SUV driving with their hazards on. The vehicle was traveling very slowly. Officers pulled over to assist the driver.
As the officers approached the driver and passenger windows, they reportedly noticed two beer bottles behind the two seats. While speaking with the passenger, officers noted that he seemed very nervous and agitated. Before the officer asked the passenger anything, the passenger said that they just went out to get food and were on their way home. The officer noted that his eyes were bloodshot, that he was swaying in his seat and that a clear odor of marijuana was emanating from the car.
While the driver contacted AAA, the officers ran a check on the passenger for any outstanding warrants. Officers discovered that there was two warrants out, and arrested Earnell Kelly, 29.
Officers asked the driver if he had any warrants out, which he did not. They then asked if there was anything in the car that shouldn’t be. To this, the driver reportedly said, “No officer, you can search the car if you want.” Officers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. Officers frisked the driver and found a wad of cash along with a bag of what appeared to be marijuana. Inside the car, officers found what appeared to be a blunt. In the glove compartment, officers found a balled up bunch of paper towels behind the main glove compartment. Officers found 25 individually wrapped plastic bags of hard, white powder.
Officers arrested Walter Guevara, 35, of 7 Greenville Street, Roxbury MA. While the officers read Guevara his Miranda Rights, Guevara leaned over and vomited.
Officers searched the center console and found more balled up paper towels. Under these were more bags of white powder. A Boston K-9 unit was called in, but the search yielded nothing.
Officers found 33 small bags of cocaine as well as two bags of marijuana and $1,412. Officers estimated that the cocaine was in excess of 14 grams.
Earnell was charged with two failures two appear warrants, trafficking cocaine, possession of a Class B substance in a school or park zone and was issued a Town Citation for possession of less than an ounce of Marijuana.
Guevara was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a Class B substance in a school or park zone and was issued a Town Citation for possession of less than an ounce of Marijuana.