A Braintree man was arrested after detectives observed him making a drug deal in front of his Braintree home.
Robert J. Andrews, III, 21, of Braintree was charged with trafficking cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act and resisting arrest.
After police tracked down and question a man who they witnessed receiving cocaine from Andrews, they went to confront him.
Andrews fled towards the backyard where he was cornered by Braintree and Weymouth detectives and taken into custody after a brief struggle, police said. During the police chace, Andrews was observed making a throwing motion with his arm. A Randolph police canine partner was able to locate a sandwich bag containing approximately 24 grams of cocaine in an abutting neighbor’s yard.
A quantity of marijuana, money and paraphernalia consistent with packaging drugs for sale were later found in Andrews’ vehicle and home.