Roslindale Man Charged with Intent to Sell Heroin

The following article is based on a Boston Police report, and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


A Roslindale man was arrested for trying to sell heroin after Boston Police saw him allegedly going to meet up with two other men.

On April 30, around 6 p.m., John Moulton, of 315 Blue Ledge Drive, Roslindale, was arrested and charged with possession of a class A drug, heroin, and a class C drug, gabapentin, with the intent to distribute, according to a Boston Police report.

Members of the Boston Police Department Drug Control Unit were conducting surveillance in the shopping area of 4600 Washington St., a known area for drug transactions. Officers noticed three men enter the parking lot together, with two separate off and walk through a cut through at the back of the parking lot. The other suspect was seen in front of the Burger King "as if he were waiting for something" according to a police report. 

Officers approached the two men after seeing them huddled together, believing they had just ingested drugs. As officers were approaching they saw the suspect, Moulton, who was known to the officers through prior drug investigations, attempt to walk past officers at the cut through. Officers believed the suspect was going to meet with the two other men, thus stopped him, advised him of his Miranda Rights and asked him if he had anything on him.

The suspect then allegedly pulled out a hand full of white oval pills and said he had "Johnnies" - a slang term for gabapentin. He was then placed under arrest. Officers also allegedly found a plastic bag of heroin in his pocket, and 17 pills, according to a Boston Police report. 

Officers spoke with the three other men, who all confirmed they were going to meet with the suspect for heroin and pills. The third man who had split off said he didn't come with the other two because he hadn't met the suspect before. The three other men were released.

Police also seized $536 from Moulton, as well as his cell phone.


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