Pair Arrested on Drug Charges in Investigation Aided by Residents’ Tips

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Two men face drug-related charges following an investigation that started with information provided by residents of the neighborhood.

On Nov. 3, the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force arrested two men who they had been investigating for about three months. The task force includes a detective from the Watertown Police Department.

Residents of the area reported seeing suspicious activity at the home of 42-year-old Eric Fossitt on Pilgrim Road in Watertown, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

“Over the past several months, we received numerous complaints from the public about suspected drug activity at Mr. Fossitt’s residence 35,” O’Connor said. “Detectives had initiated a narcotics investigation based on the complaints from the public.”

On Nov. 3 at 5:19 p.m., the task force arrested Fossitt and Luis Miguel Oritiz, 23, of Charlestown. Ortiz was arrested for Distribution of a Class A substance (fentanyl), and Distribution of a Class B substance (cocaine). Fossitt was arrested for possession of Class A substance (fentanyl), and Possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) — a subsequent offense.

O’Connor said the public’s tips helped detectives with their investigation.

“We thank the public for their assistance on the matter,” O’Connor said. “If it wasn’t for information received from the public we probably wouldn’t have a successful resolution of the case ”

Watertown Police encourage reports of suspicious activity in their neighborhood from the public, either anonymous or not, O’Connor said. Call the Watertown Police at 617-972-6500, or click here to go to submit a tip online.

3 thoughts on “Pair Arrested on Drug Charges in Investigation Aided by Residents’ Tips

  1. I LOVE IT!!!!!! TAKE THESE F_ _ _ _ ING SCUMBAGS OFF THE STREETS….FETANYL CHARGES SHOULD BE UPGRADED TO ATTEMPTED MURDER. IF I SEE ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY I WILL BE ALERTING THE PROPER AUTHORITIES. BRAVO TO PEOPLE WHO ALERTED POLICE TO GET THESE SCUMBAGS…BE AWARE OF THESE “BARBER SHOPS” THAT ARE POPPING UP EVERYWHERE…JUST A HUNCH

  2. To the kind people of Watertown whom so nicely published these posts, you’re all need to learn more about this disease before you slander fellow residents of this great town. I was born and raised in Watertown and was last working at Dell EMC Converged infrastructure. I was clean for the last year recently had a setback. I don’t wish this disease on anyone or any of your children. I live in it sound that I used to love. I used to have a lot of respect for the wpd, I still do they just need to start working on making these streets safe instead of working on destroying one of their residents lives. To the people that wrote these horrible comments about me, I pray that you or none of your children/family never get this disease. This town has lost too many good people. As for me I am trying my hardest to stay on the straight and narrow as a law Abiding Citizen.

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