WINTHROP — Chief Terence M. Delehanty reports that the Winthrop Police Department arrested a man last week on drug charges following an extensive investigation.
FRANCIS FORSYTH, JR., AGE 22, of EAST BOSTON, was arrested and charged with:
- Trafficking in 36 Grams or More of Fentanyl
- Possession of a Class D Drug With Intent to Distribute (Subsequent Offense)
As part of an ongoing investigation, Winthrop Police obtained a search warrant for FORSYTH’S person and residence.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, April 8, Winthrop Police and Boston Police conducting surveillance at FORSYTH’S home on Bennington Street in East Boston observed FORSYTH exit the home with another man and enter a red Chrysler Town and Country, which Boston Police subsequently stopped a short distance from the home.
FORSYTH was taken into custody without incident while members of the Winthrop Police Department conducted a search of his residence, which yielded more than 84 grams of marijuana, just under 80 grams of fentanyl, cash, and a variety of items consistent with the packaging and sale of narcotics.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.