Crooks traveling through Wellesley really should drive more carefully. Seems half the time drug and other arrests are made in town it’s because Wellesley Police are first stopping people for traffic violations. The latest: the police stopped a driver on Grantland Road near Rte.9 on Wednesday and found that the Somerville man had a suspended license, and oops, 175 grams (estimated street value of at least $50K) of crystal methamphetamine in the car. Plus, some credit cards that didn’t belong to the driver or passenger and that had been used to buy thousands of dollars worth of goods in the Boston area. The driver and passenger were arrested. More details from Wellesley Police here.
The scary subplot here is that these guys weren’t necessarily just passing through town (one of the charges brought against them: distribution of methamphetamine within a school zone). In a story The Swellesley Report broke earlier this week, Wellesley High and Wellesley Police are concerned about rising drug use (mainly marijuana) at Wellesley High.