A Middlesex County grand jury indicted a Chelsea man arrested on drug trafficking charges from an arrest in Watertown.
London Cohen, 28, of Chelsea, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, trafficking over 18 grams of cocaine, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle after revocation of license as habitual traffic offender, and failure to stop for police, according to an announcement this week by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s Office. The indictments were handed down between January 18 and March 6, 2018.
In April 2017, Cohen led police on a chase through Watertown which included Massachusetts State Police search dogs and a State Police helicopter.
He had been the target of a drug sting by the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force after suspicious activity was reported on the Westside of Watertown. When police spotted what they believed was drug dealing activity they followed the car which Cohen was driving and he tried to evade police.
Cohen abandoned his vehicle near the Charles River. After the search came up empty police got a call about a wet and muddy man spotted at Tedeschi’s on Main Street. He was arrested and police discovered evidence of drug dealing in Cohen’s vehicle.
The Assistant District Attorney in the case is Nils Lundblad.