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Fruits, veggies, cocaine: Revere man arrested for allegedly selling drugs at Haymarket

Plastic bags and a scale were hung at a stand at Haymarket in Boston last year.
Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/File
Plastic bags and a scale were hung at a stand at Haymarket in Boston last year.

A Revere man was arrested for allegedly selling heroin and cocaine while working a produce tent at Boston’s Haymarket, according to Boston police.

Officers said they followed Florentino Figueroa-Barragan, 36, after he allegedly made a “street-level drug transaction” behind a Dumpster on Blackstone Street around 11:50 a.m. Friday, Boston police said in a statement.

Figueroa-Barragan then walked into a nearby tent at the historic outdoor fruit and vegetable market, where he “appeared to be employed,” police said in a statement. He was seen allegedly making another sale next to the tent about an hour later, while under police surveillance, according to the statement.

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He was arrested and searched, turning up 43 bags of heroin, weighing approximately 20 grams, 14 bags of cocaine, and $638 in cash.

Figueroa-Barragan is expected to be arraigned on charges of distributing Class A drugs in Boston Municipal Court, but police did not give a date.

Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.