Man sold crack cocaine out of 1-year-old's baby carriage, police say


A man accused of selling drugs out of his baby's stroller was in court Monday. 

After reports of drug transactions in Dorchester, Massachusetts, police say they watched a man walking a baby carriage – with a 1-year-old baby in it – sell crack cocaine to a man Friday afternoon.

Police say they watched a man drive off after apparently buying drugs from the man with the stroller, so they confronted the driver first. 

In court Monday, Assistant District Attorney Robert Connely said the buyer told them he bought drugs from a man with a stroller.

>> Read more trending stories

"He replied, 'He put the crack down on the top of the baby carriage, and I put the money down and picked them up,'" Connely said. "He pulled the waistband back, and nine small, plastic baggies containing white, flat square-like rocks – appearing to be crack cocaine – fell out of a white colored napkin."

Police say the drugs he had matched the crack cocaine they say the man with the baby carriage dropped when they later approached him.

Odalberto Willalona, 48, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Connely said police found about $600 in cash on Willalona, and nearby, they found a napkin with 14 baggies of crack cocaine in it. 

Police say this isn't his first drug offense, but he has a list of convictions and aliases – one of which is the baby's name.  

Willalona has been ordered to wear a GPS monitor until his next court date in December, and the baby has been released to a relative. 

The Department of Children and Families is investigating the child's well-being. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Delta tightens restrictions on emotional support animals
Delta tightens restrictions on emotional support animals

Traveling with an “emotional support animal” on a Delta flight is about to get a little trickier. Emotional support animals in special vests have become a more common sight around airports and on flights in recent years. But in the wake of a horrific mauling of a passenger by another traveler’s emotional support dog on a...
Here's what has happened during previous government shutdowns
Here's what has happened during previous government shutdowns

It’s fairly certain the government will shut down. If the Senate doesn’t pass the short-term spending bill —passed earlier by the House — by midnight Friday, it will happen. Under a shutdown, thousands of federal employees would go without pay and national parks would close, among other things.  Here's a look at the key...
6 top tiny home vacation rentals that won’t cost you your mortgage
6 top tiny home vacation rentals that won’t cost you your mortgage

Need a vacation that isn't followed by a barrage of credit card bills? Tiny home vacation rentals are a wallet-friendly option, with beach, mountain and ranch locations available. Renting a small space for a weekend getaway or weeklong adventure is also a great way to test drive the tiny home concept.  »RELATED: Here's what a $1 million...
Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty
Texas judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant is not guilty

A Comal County judge said God told him to intervene in jury deliberations to sway jurors to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of a Buda woman accused of trafficking a teen girl for sex. Judge Jack Robison apologized to jurors for the interruption but defended his actions by telling them, “When God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta...
Texas boy battles brain infection doctors say was caused by flu
Texas boy battles brain infection doctors say was caused by flu

Witten Ramirez is fighting for his life after doctors said he contracted a brain infection caused by the flu. Witten’s mother, Desiree, said that the whole family had the flu last week, but the 8-year-old had it worse than the others, KXAS reported. She said he was sleeping too much and stumbled when he walked. >> Read more trending news ...
More Stories