The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.
Boston Police contacted Brookline Police about suspicious activity involving a grey Honda Accord heading from Roslindale Avenue to the Larz Anderson Park Lower parking lot on Goddard Avenue at about 4:20 p.m. on July 29.
Brookline Police positioned themselves near the entrance in an unmarked car, while other officers got into position at the Dexter School.
A detective in civilian clothes walked up to the Honda and saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat reaching down between his legs for something. The detective noticed that the man looked frantically around, as if to see if someone was coming.
The driver then drove off towards Goddard Avenue. The officers pulled the vehicle over and officers instructed the driver to stop moving around inside the car and to keep his hands on the steering wheel where they could see them several times.
The driver told officers that they could search the car and that he had a gym bag in the trunk. Officers noted that the driver was shaking uncontrollably, his head was moving around nonstop and his eyes were wide open and extremely red. At this point, the Boston Police officer identified the man as the one he radioed Brookline about.
Officers searched the car and found a small blue/green circular pill lying on the left side of the driver’s side floor mat, the same place where officers noted the driver was reaching. Officers confirmed that this pill was Oxycontin.
Michael Giannetti, 36, of 256 West Street, Hyde Park was charged with possession of a Class B substance.