By George P. Hassett

For the second time in two weeks, Somerville police busted a heroin dealer in Davis Square in response to citizen and business complaints about drug activity in the square’s busy plaza, Statue Park.

Angela Pisani was arrested July 20 in the Davis Square train station after drug unit detectives learned that “a white heavyset female about five feet tall wearing a blue shirt, named Angela would walk down Meacham Road and sell heroin,” police said.

On July 16, a Somerville man was arrested in the area after investigators allegedly saw him make a hand to hand drug deal and found heroin in his pocket.

Pisani was arrested after she allegedly tried to swallow bags of heroin as Somerville Police detective James approached her.

When Hyde placed his finger in her mouth to retrieve the drugs, Pisani allegedly bit down on his finger and “thrashed about” in the station, police said. She allegedly spit up one bag of heroin.

Pisani, 38, of 190 Beach St., Malden, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, drug violation near a school or park, witness intimidation and possession of a class B drug with intent to distribute.

 

2 Responses to “Somerville’s Davis Square plaza center of drug probe”

  1. sara says:

    The city has ignored its’ drug problem for way too long. We have lost dozens of kids to overdose or addiction and nothing is done. Call for a task force of parents and friends and they can tell you who’s using and who’s dealing. Most people can also tell you who’s using/dealing in their neighborhoods. It is rampant, and it is not going to go away. Yet the city allowed CHA to close its’ detox unit for financial reasons, now a year later they are ‘improving’ their facade. Yesterday I noticed an empty store front directly across from City Hall and Somerville High with a sign: coming sign, cash for gold. These are the kinds of places where addicts sell what they’ve stolen to buy drugs. When these stores start to pop up, you know you have a huge drug problem. The Somerville Police should be all over this, doing whatever they can to stop this store from opening, or at least monitor activity there carefully.
    Wake up, Somerville………drug activity will certainly tarnish an ‘All American City’!!

  2. ashley says:

    det. Hyde is a punk anyways!!! he has drug addicts work w himas imformints and lets them nuy and use drugs hes a punk but i agree w Sara about the detox closing and now those stores are opening! what is thos Chelsea?

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