Braintree Man Arrested With More Than 24 Grams of Cocaine

A 21 year-old Braintree man was charged with trafficking cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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.

Carolyn J Puleo August 25, 2012 at 02:54 PM
We need to remember to thank our Braintree Police for risking their lives for us every day. Thank you to all of our Braintree Police officers.
Matt August 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM
How did they risk their lives here ? I hope 25 police officers can handle a 21 year old kid. Why was the person purchasing name not released? Don't we want to know who these grown adults are buying drugs from people 30 years younger than them? I'm sure they will just find someone else to buy from now...
John Doe August 27, 2012 at 01:46 PM
As a person who no longer uses alcohol or drugs I can only hope to urge other people to stop. These people can then really enjoy life, as I now do! Sometimetimes it takes getting arrested (as it did in my case) but it doesn't have to. I maintain abstinence (going without) subsubstances with the help of free 12-Step programs and "every-day" people not paid professionals.


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