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Man Drinking Budweiser Outside Rite Aid Also Had Heroin, Say Police

A 39-year-old Cambridge man refused to dump his Budweiser, and he ultimately got busted for drug possession, according to a police report.

When police tried to stop a man from drinking a 24-ounce can of Budweiser on a bench near , they ultimately discovered he was carrying heroin and Suboxone, according to allegations in a Somerville police report.

According to the report, on July 5 at around 2:20 p.m., police were patrolling the area of 299 Broadway, near the Winter Hill Rite Aid, which is "an area well known for open container violations and drug activity."

Police observed two men and a woman grouped around a bench, and one of the men, Stephen Cullity, 39, of Cambridge, had an open can of Budwiser between his legs, the report says. The other man allegedly had a glass bottle of alcohol next to him.

When police asked the men to dump out their drinks, Cullity allegedly ignored the request and tried to walk away. When police asked why he was trying to walk away, he told them, "Because I don't need this [expletive]," according to the report.

When police frisked Cullity, they found a prescription bottle in someone else's name with a Suboxone pill in it, according to allegations in the report. They also found a baggie filled with heroin and an unopened bag of Walgreens "Super Thin Syringes," the report says.

Cullity was arrested and charged with drug possession and violating an open container ordinance.

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

Matt C July 10, 2012 at 04:06 PM
The parking lot and vacant store has been and continues to be a sore on the community. It is important that the city leadership take a stand and bring in businesses that bolster, support and grow the community. The situation described above is just a symptom of the greater issue of empty storefronts and empty buildings in winter hill and magoon sq.
Courtney O'Keefe July 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Well said, Matt. SP=Magoun

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