Cynthia King, 46, and MBTA bus driver out of the Cabot yard facility in South Boston was arrested yesterday for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. An undisclosed amount of cocaine and money was found in her possession.
King was suspended from her MBTA job and is being arraigned today Dorchester District Court.
Possession with intent to distribute requires that the Commonwealth prove that a person intended to distribute drugs. Distribution of cocaine or any other drug can be proven by the amount, the manner in which it is packaged, scales or baggies which show intent to distribute.
When a large amount of drugs are found that alone can be proof of intent to distribute and takes the form of a drug “trafficking” charge. A trafficking drug charge means that a large amount is alleged to have been in a person’s possession, an amount which alone is proof of distribution since the amount is way beyond personal use.
The charge of possession with intent to distribute is usually charged when a smaller amount of drugs are found but there is proof that they were not for personal use but rather for distribution. Proof again can come in the form of a large amount of currency, multiple cell phones or any other evidence which shows that the drugs were intended to be distributed.
Frank Fernandez is a Boston criminal lawyer who handles all forms of drug cases in both state and federal court. Contact us for a free consultation.