Rolling Joint in Car Gets Alleged Dealer Busted, Says Report
The arrest happened in the parking lot of the vacant Winter Hill Star Market.
A 20-year-old Malden man who was allegedly dealing marijuana got caught after undercover police watched him roll a joint in his car, according to a police report.
The arrest took place at about 9:30 p.m. on June 27 in the parking lot of the vacant Winter Hill Star Market, according to the report.
Undercover detectives with the anti-gang and crime unit were stationed in the area when they watched a red Mercedes drive from the Rite Aid side of the parking lot to the Star Market side.
Once there, they watched the driver, Jamil Bowden, of 166 Washington St., Malden, roll a marijuana cigarette, the report says.
The detectives called in backup, and when they searched the car they found 1.175 ounces of a substance they believed was marijuana, according to the report.
Possession of an ounce or less of marijuana for personal use is not considered a criminal offense in Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries.
The report says police also found a baggie containing marijuana seeds, a BB gun, a serrated knife, three canisters of "Back Off Dog Repellent," which is a mace, and $706 in cash: evidence police believe is consistent with drug dealing, according to the report.
Please remember that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.