The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident #15012392. It does not contain every minute detail of the arrest:
On Friday, March 20, 2015, members of the Somerville Police Drug Control Unit were conducting a surveillance in and around the area of Assembly Row. The surveillance of this area was cultivated from numerous arrests for the distribution and possession of illegal controlled substances. At approximately 3:00 P.M. I was contacted by a confidential informant, from this point forward will be known as CI #1, about a Hispanic male distributing heroin around the Assembly Row Train Station. CI #1 states that the Hispanic male, known to CI #1 as Angel, has sold heroin to them in the past. CI #1 then went on to describe Angel as a male, around twenty to twenty-four years of age, thin build, and approximately 5’10” in height.
CI #1 contacted Angel and placed an order for a predetermined amount of heroin, to which Angel agreed to sell to CI #1 for fifty dollars. CI #1 received fifty dollars from the Narcotics Unit Investigative Fund. A further call was placed to Angel, who stated that he was on an Orange Line train heading into Assembly Row station. At this time, Detectives McNally, Brioso, Legros, Capasso, and I set up surveillance in the Assembly Row Train Station. Detectives McNally and Brioso set up surveillance on the train platform while Detectives Capasso, Legros, and I waited in the walkway area leading to the Charlie Card vestibule. At approximately 3:35 P.M. surveillance was made of a male (Angel), matching the description given by CI #1, directly near the Charlie Card vestibule. While under constant surveillance, I observed CI #1 meet with the Hispanic male (Angel), and observed what I believed to be a hand to hand drug transaction. CI #1 then walked away from the area. CI #1 subsequently handed the purchased narcotics over to Detective McDaid.
As CI #1 walked away, all Detectives, with badges clearly displayed on the outermost garment, approached the Hispanic male. As we approached the male/suspect, later identified as Mr. Alexis Rodriguez-Perez, Detective Capasso saw that Mr. Rodriguez-Perez had something clenched in his right hand. Mr. Rodriguez-Perez also had the fifty dollars CI #1 had just passed to him. Detective Capasso asked Mr. Rodriguez-Perez to open his right hand. Detective Capasso retrieved the fifty dollars as Mr. Rodriguez-Perez opened his hand. Detective Capasso also discovered white tissue paper, which contained a clear plastic baggie. Inside of this clear plastic baggie was a off-white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. Mr. Rodriguez-Perez was placed into custody as Officers Perrone and VanNostrand also arrived on scene for a uniform presence. At this time, I read Mr. Rodriguez-Perez his rights pursuant to Miranda from my Miranda card that I commonly keep in my wallet. Mr. Rodriguez-Perez stated he understood all his Miranda Rights.
I asked Mr. Rodriguez-Perez what he was doing in the MBTA station? Mr. Rodriguez-Perez replied, “I know I was set-up, but I sold her fake shit anyway.” I asked Mr. Rodriguez-Perez what he was talking about? Mr. Rodriguez-Perez stated, “I didn’t sell Heroin, I only said it was heroin, but its fake shit.” I asked Mr. Rodriguez-Perez if he was just involved in a drug transaction? Mr. Rodriguez-Perez stated, “I saw you guys, I don’t know why I went through with it.”
Mr. Rodriguez-Perez was transported to Somerville Police Headquarters via marked unit 200, Officer Sousa, where he was booked in the usual manner by Lieutenant A. Rymill. All evidence seized/confiscated will be placed into evidence and available upon request. Please refer to Detective McNally’s supplemental report for evidence seized/confiscated as a result of the arrest.
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