Two men face drug charges and a woman was arrested on unrelated charges after a drug investigation in Watertown.
On the afternoon of Jan. 30, Police working with the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force observed what they believed to be a drug deal in a vehicle at the corner of Pilgrim Road and Acton Street. They had received a tip of drug activity in the area, said Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady.
Police stopped a man seen getting out of the car and found he had a powdery susbtance believed to be Fentanyl. The man was later identified as Eric Fossitt, 38, of Watertown, Grady said.
Detectives followed the vehicle and tried to pull it over but the driver would not stop and ran a stop sign at Galen Street and Aldrich Street.
“The vehicle was stopped as a result of a traffic jam on Nonantum Road at Broom Street (near IHOP),” Grady said.
Police identified the driver as James T. Case, 47, of Hull, and found a number of pills for which he did not have a prescription, and a bag of powdery substance believed to be Fentanyl, Grady said.
The passenger, a 35-year-old Boston woman, was not involved in the alleged drug deal but police found she was wanted on two warrants, according to Grady. She was arrested on the warrants.
Police arressted Eric L. Fossitt on charges of possession of a Class B drug (Fentanyl), and conspiracy to violate drug law, Grady said.
James T. Case was arrested on charges of distributing a Class B drug (Fentanyl), conspiracy to violate drug law, possession to distribute a Class B drug (Fentanyl) – a subsequent offense, failing to stop for police, driving with a revoked license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a Class E drug (Gabapentin), possession of a Class B drug (Oxycodone), possession of a Class B drug (Adderal), possession of a Class E drug (Clonazapam), marked lanes violation, failing to stop, and speeding, Grady said.
The incident remains under investigation, Grady said