made a drug arrest Tuesday evening thanks to a call from a concerned resident and the work of one of the department’s canines.
Police responded to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle on Wheeler Circle Tuesday at 8:26 p.m.
Officer Brian Holmes and his K-9 Annie, assisted by Officers Shawn Faria and Marc Baldner, found Percocet, Xanax, Oxycodone, and marijuana in the possession of 22-year-old David Desjardins of Brockton, according to Acting Police Chief Robert Devine.
Desjardins was arrested and was charged with possession of class B and C substances. Devine said police found a backpack full of drugs.
Devine said an arrest like this “shows the value of having a trained K9.”
“To have her on the road on a regular basis…it’s invaluable,” he said. “It’s a huge resource for our department.”
Devine said “when you have good handlers, you have good K9s,” and that leads to good cases.