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Drug Dog Sniffs Out Heroin, Cocaine in Alleged Dealer's Car in Braintree

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A 28-year-old Boston man was arrested earlier this week by police after allegedly dealing drugs in a Braintree neighborhood.

The man was caught with heroin and cocaine thanks to the department's drug-sniffing dog Lucky, who found bags behind the steering column of the car Ricardo V. Garced was driving, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.

Garced was acting suspiciously with a 36-year-old Braintree man and residents called police on Tuesday, Oct. 9, Jenkins said. Members of the department's drug unit responded and pulled over the Braintree man near Peach Street. He made statements about past drug activity but no drugs were found on him, Jenkins said. He was released.

Police stopped Garced at Mount Vernon Street and Robinson Avenue. Inside a bag behind the steering column were 13 bags of cocaine and seven bags of heroin, Jenkins said. Garced was charged with with possession and heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute.

"Arresting individuals selling drugs in our neighborhoods is a priority for our drug unit," Jenkins said. "If you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood, please call our drug unit at 781-794-8665."

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