Investigation Turns Up Marijuana and Cocaine in Braintree Basement

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

Braintree police charged a young man and woman with dealing cocaine and marijuana after a tip led them to a basement on Brookside Road.

After watching an alleged drug deal happen at the home Monday afternoon, detectives pulled over two men nearby and found less than an ounce of marijuana on them. Detectives learned where the weed came from and returned to the home, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.

The homeowner at 28 Brookside Road "was very cooperative" and let police into the basement. Inside, detectives found "numerous mason jars and other
containers containing marijuana, cocaine and other unknown substances that will be sent to the drug lab for testing," Jenkins said.

Detectives also discovered what they believed to be a Class C drug and more than $1,000 in cash.

Steven Zawaski, 19, of Braintree and Casey M. Doherty, 23, of Quincy were arrested and both were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, possession of a Class C substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Doherty was also charged with possession of morphine after police found eight pills in her purse.

Chet March 05, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Tell it to the judge. According to the chief of police as quoted in the article, the homeowner was "very cooperative." If it was just the weed, people like me MIGHT be slightly sympathetic toward your claims, but the cocaine and possible heroin put you (or your friends) into an entirely different category, the kind that deserves no sympathy whatsoever.
Linda March 05, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Agreed Mack!
Maude March 11, 2013 at 04:27 AM
Haven't quite figured out the "family dynamics" the 95 year old women has a 19 year old grandson as her care taker....Balony! Don't believe it think the unemployed 23 year old "aspiring" teacher and the 19 year old "student" are looking for GRAM to scam
Lemony Snicker March 13, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Lemony Snicker March 13, 2013 at 10:01 PM
That 8 comment was a mistake. Anywho they should've had a warrent no questions asked this literally shouldnt've happened because they literally shouldn'tve been able to search the basement without one let alone her purse!?!? And take stuff!! Just saying even if the grandmother let them in the house they can look and thats it. And I'm glad you're all so comforted, what are you to be afraid of??? I bet those cops wish they could roll up a doobie and and watch caddyshack and I'm sure half of them do behind closed doors. You people trust the law all too much, they are not dieties and I'm positive some of them do worse than weed. Cops have had the light shone on them time and time again and I'm sure the bpd are no different. Sucks for them honestly, I wish them the best of luck and hope they don't get it too bad =/.


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