Former state rep. faces drug charges

Former state representative Stephen Doran faces drug trafficking charges after he allegedly received a package containing more than 400 grams of methamphetamine at a Jamaica Plain charter school where he works as a tutor, authorities said.

Doran, 57, of Dorchester, was arrested by State Police Tuesday afternoon after leaving the Match Charter Public Middle School, where he is a tutor and where he allegedly received a package containing 480 grams of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.


Authorities said they found another 38 grams of the same substance in his Dorchester home, after they obtained a warrant to search there.

Doran is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Court Wednesday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, the district attorney’s office said.

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Between 1980-1994, Doran, a Democrat, served seven terms as the state representative for the 15th Middlesex House District, which includes Lexington, where he lived while in office and was also involved in town government.

Officials at the Match school referred comment to Michael Larsson, chief operating officer of the school. Larsson was reached by phone Wednesday but did not immediately provide comment.

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