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2 Arrested for Drugs Near 77 Mass. Ave.

By Daniel C. Stevenson
Editor in Chief

A State Police trooper arrested two men on drug charges near the 77 Massachusetts Ave. entrance to MITat 10:15 a.m. yesterday.

The arrests, assisted by Campus Police and Cambridge Police officers, came after a brief scuffle during which one of the suspects was subdued with pepper spray.

Trooper David Kervick pulled over a 1987 Nissan Sentra heading north on Massachusetts Avenue for having a cracked windshield, according to the State Police Public Affairs Office.

Kervick found out the driver did not have a license and had him get out of the car. The trooper padded him down for weapons and found several bindles, or packets, of heroin, State Police said.

The driver, tentatively identified as 38-year-old Alexander DeLeon of Parker Street in Boston, was then placed under arrest.

The trooper removed both passengers from the car and frisked them as well; hypodermic needles were found on Joseph Bolus, 31, of Fox Run apartments in Marshfield.

Bolus then grabbed for the narcotics evidence on the roof of the car and attempted to flee, according to the State Police.

Kervick, aided by Campus Police officers, attempted to restrain Bolus and arrest him, but "he became highly combative, unruly and non-cooperative," according to State Police.

The trooper maced Bolus with a pepper spray to control him. Bolus reacted strongly to the spray, allegedly from being under the influence of drugs, State Police said.

Bolus was taken to Cambridge City Hospital, treated for bruises he received when he fell to the ground, and released to State Police custody.

DeLeon, also known as Alex Cintron, was charged with defective equipment (the broken windshield), giving a false name to a police officer, driving without a license, possession of a class A substance (heroin), and possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute.

Bolus was charged with possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute after several more bindles of heroin were found among his possessions.

Both will likely answer charges in Cambridge District Court today, State Police said.

The car was registered to Sandra Miranda, of Wachusett Street in Mattapan.