Brockton man arrested on 19 charges after dragging troopers

Massachusetts State Police

A Brockton man was arrested after troopers pulled him over in Dedham and found drugs and a gun in his car.

By Alyssa Meyers Globe Correspondent 

A Brockton man was arrested Thursday on 19 gun and drug charges after he attempted to drive away with a trooper and a sergeant hanging onto his car and continued to struggle after being tased twice, Massachusetts State Police said.

Carlos M. Andrade, 30, was pulled over on Interstate 95 north in Dedham around 2:17 a.m. when a trooper noticed his 2000 Buick Century did not have an inspection sticker, State Police said in a statement.


The trooper “made observations that led him to determine Andrade was operating a motor vehicle while impaired” and took a pocket knife from his possession.

The struggle began after troopers got Andrade out of his car and discovered he was carrying drugs, police said. During a pat frisk, troopers discovered what they believed to be suboxone in his pants pocket, at which point he jumped back in his car and tried to drive away.

A sergeant and a trooper were able to subdue Andrade and stop the car after he drove about 12 yards with them “hanging onto the outside of the car,” police said. Eventually, the trooper was able to enter the car, put it in neutral, step on the brakes, and remove the keys.

After being tased twice, Andrade was pinned to the passenger seat of his car and handcuffed.

Troopers conducted another pat frisk and found another “suspicious package concealed under his clothing near his buttocks,” police said.


Andrade started to struggle again, but the sergeant was able to remove the package, which was later determined to contain about 28 grams of cocaine.

In Andrade’s car, troopers found a fully-loaded silver Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum handgun and “four individually wrapped bags of a green vegetable matter” believed to be marijuana.

Andrade is not licensed to carry a firearm, police said.

He refused medical attention after his arrest and was transported to the Framingham barracks.

His bail was set at $500,000 and he was expected to be arraigned Thursday in Dedham District Court.

The outcome of the arraignment was not immediately known Thursday evening. Attempts to reach the Norfolk district attorney’s office were unsuccessful.

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