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Rider ate, sniffed drugs on bus, T police say

A 22-year-old South Boston man is facing charges that he sniffed and ate drugs from a candy tin while riding in the back seat of an MBTA bus.

Robert Hynes will be arraigned in South Boston District Court, MBTA Transit Police said.

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Transit Police said a witness who had been riding on a Route 10 bus at about 4 p.m. Wednesday approached police at Andrew Square Station.

The witness told police that a man in the back of the bus had been openly sniffing and eating what appeared to be cocaine from a tin can of candy.

Officers boarded the bus and found a man matching Hynes’s description in the back seat and observed an Altoids breath mint tin can in his lap, Transit Police said.

Officers allegedly found in the can a small clear bag containing a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and two pills believed to be a Class B narcotic, Transit Police said.

Hynes was arrested and taken to Transit Police headquarters nearby on Southampton Street.

Martin Finucane can be reached at martin.finucane@globe.com.
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