Drug Dealer Hides Cocaine, Heroin in Prosthetic Leg, Says Police Report

The alleged drug dealer was selling the drugs in East Somerville, according to a Somerville police report.

An alleged drug dealer was caught with 10 baggies of cocaine and two baggies of heroin hidden in his prosthetic leg, according to allegations in a Somerville police report.

The report says Imran Laltaprasad, 29, of Quincy, was arrested on March 1 at about 3 p.m. after the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit, conducting surveillance in East Somerville, observed him making a drug deal.

Detectives had observed a 54 year-old Somerville woman, Maryann Zeletsky, of 18B Broadway, get into Laltaprasad's Mercedes at the intersection of Perkins and Brighton streets, just over the Somerville border in Charlestown, the report says.

The car did "the proverbial trip around the block," the report says, referring to a technique drug dealers use to conduct transactions in their cars while driving a short distance to avoid surveillance.

Zeletsky was a known drug user, the police report alleges, and when Laltaprasad dropper her off, detectives found her with six baggies of what they believed to be cocaine.

She told detectives she had bought the cocaine from Laltaprasad for $250, the report says.

The Drug Control Unit then arrested Laltaprasad, and at the police station they told him they would need to search his prosthetic leg, according to the report.

The report says Laltaprasad retrieved from his leg a bag containing the smaller baggies of cocaine and heroin.

Laltaprasad was charged with drug possession to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug law. Zeletsky was charged with drug possession and conspiracy to violate drug law. She was also arrested on warrants for driving with a suspended license, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, conspiracy to violate drug law and not being in possession of her license.

Two other men, passengers in Laltaprasad's car during the alleged drug deal, were also arrested. Vincent Weaks, 30, of Dorchester, was charged with conspiracy to violate drug law, and Raymone Washington, 23, of Chelsea, was charged with conspiracy to violate drug law.

Please remember that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.


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