Steve Somers Strikes Again. Oxy-moron in custody

November 4, 2013



A K-9 with a keen sense of smell helped police arrest a 23-year-old Brockton man on drug charges during a traffic stop, police said.

About 5 p.m. Friday, Rockland K-9 Officer Steven Somers stopped a 2001 Chevy Malibu on Market Street for traffic offenses.

During the traffic stop, Somers’ K-9, Jessie, alerted police to drugs inside the vehicle, police said.

Police seized approximately 44 Oxycodone pills, with an estimated street value of between $600 to $1,000, and close to $4,200 in cash. Police said the pills were hidden in a concealed compartment inside the car. Police seized the cash, drugs, car and three cell phones.

The driver, Matthew Silva Veiga, 23, of 36 Hervey St., Brockton, was charged with possessing with the intent to distribute a Class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws, speeding, and a window tint violation, police said.

Veiga was denied bail and transported to the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Hingham District Court.

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