Massachusetts Department of State Police

10/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2019 14:47

Troop D Community Action Team arrests man for trafficking fentanyl in Brockton

A motor vehicle stop on Tuesday in Brockton led to the arrest of the operator for trafficking in fentanyl, among other charges.

At about 5:50 p.m., a trooper assigned to the Troop D Community Action Team observed a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu traveling on Main Street in Brockton with suspected illegal window tint. As the trooper attempted to catch up to the vehicle, he noticed that the operator drove in a manner indicating an attempt to evade and additionally noticed that the operator failed to use his turn indicator. The vehicle was finally stopped on Main Street Place.

While approaching, the trooper noticed the vehicle shaking as if someone inside was moving rapidly, but due to the darkness of the window tint, he could not discern the cause or purpose of the movement. The trooper ordered the operator, DAVID LYNCH, 21, of Brockton, to roll down his windows. He then had conversation with the operator, who provided inconsistent statements, further heightening the troopers concerns. The trooper also noticed a knife in the LYNCH's waistband and, in fear for his safety, ordered LYNCH out of the vehicle.

When LYNCH exited the vehicle, he attempted to flee but was immediately secured in handcuffs by the trooper. A subsequent search for weapons led to the discovery of approximately 33 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl, approximately four pounds of a substance believed to be marijuana, and more than $10,000.00 in cash located on his person and in the vehicle.

LYNCH was charged with trafficking in fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance. He was also issued a written warning for illegal window tint and failing to signal. He was held on $25,000.00 bail pending his arraignment in Brockton District Court.