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Stoughton Police Arrest Trio on Drug and Child Endangerment Charges

Stoughton Police found heroin in a vehicle at New Store on the Block on April 20, leading to the arrest of three Stoughton residents. A small child was present in the vehicle when police arrived.

arrested two males and one female, all from Stoughton, Friday morning for alleged drug activity in a vehicle parked outside of New Store on the Block on Park Street.

Officer Joe Zbinski, who was off duty at the time, noticed “three individuals in a vehicle at New Store on the Block that appeared to be consuming some sort of drugs” at 11:21 a.m. on April 20, according to the Stoughton Police Department’s Facebook page.

Officer Sandra Barrett and Sgt. Tom Murphy responded to the scene and found heroin being prepared for use in the vehicle.

One of the men, 26-year-old Eugene Keller, led police on a short chase before he was arrested. Officer John Lydstone was able to corral Keller, according to Executive Officer Robert Devine.

Keller, who lives at 2 Manor Dr., was charged with possession of a class A substance; two counts of resisting arrest; and wanton behavior creating a risk of injury or abuse to a child. He also had other outstanding warrants.

Brian McLaughlin, 31, also of 2 Manor Dr., was charged with knowingly being present where heroin is kept and wanton behavior causing risk of injury or abuse to a child.

Simone Barros, 22, of Park St., was charged with being present where heroin is kept; wanton behavior creating risk of injury or abuse to a child; and possession of marijuana (less than an ounce).

The child endangerment charges stem from a three-year-old boy being present in the vehicle when police arrived, Devine said.

Katie April 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Wow, a nother great story from Stoughton. Jean Keller has had many run in with the cops. To my knowledg he just got out of jail. I feel bad for his parents that has to see him on the front page of the paper again.
lowertaxes April 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM
I hope that this child has been removed from these people and put in a safe home.
Stephen Mack April 24, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Katie, is so correct.... this last month hasn't been a great one for our beloved town...House Breaks galore, teenagers being held up at the skate park, and just in the Stoughton Patch today alone...story of 7 Adults arrested in one week alone...I do hope we as citizens become more aggressive in reporting crimes that we witness, and not burying our collective heads in the sand, and hope it all goes away... I really don't like the trend.....I would be really interested to hear how we as citizens can, together, combat the element that is trying to invade our town...I hope we become more involved than just complaining about it in a local paper.......I hope we demonstrate our "TOUGH TOWN" mentality when it comes to fighting crime, and it's not just a slogan when it comes to the playing field only...Go Knights!!!!!
kevin April 24, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Brian aka frank dukes wow
Paul April 26, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Please, a year ago...wow big difference, guess nothing has changed has it? Gene has been into drugs for how many years now, stop trying to defend him when others are correct in a sense and maybe try and help him. Defending his actions dont make you look any better. They get what they deserve! Stoughton has seemed to go downhill for a while now, i agree that people step up and try and put the pieces back together.
josh May 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Don't forget about Brian staging a robbery at his work!
josh May 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Less than a month ago
EDubb November 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM
the girl is a known prostitute yuck

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