TOMORE MULBAH, 47, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, breaking and entering in the nighttime and assault with a dangerous weapon (dog). QUOCBINH VO, 24, was charged with trafficking fentanyl and breaking and entering in the nighttime.
Both men will return to court October 26 for a pre-trial conference. South Boston BMC Judge Paul Treseler ordered each held in lieu of $50,000 bail, and revoked Mulbah’s bail on open cases.
Assistant District Attorney Kelly Ryan said that at about 10:30 pm on September 27 Boston police responded to a call for a fight at 36 Logan Way. A man later identified as Vo refused to let officers in unless they produced a search warrant. The officers spoke to a neighbor who indicated that the owner of the unit was currently hospitalized and the persons inside were squatters. Through a crack in the door, officers observed an individual later identified as Mulbah run to a corner and move items around in an apparent attempt to conceal them.
A Boston Housing custodian soon arrived with a key to the apartment, at which time the individuals opened the door. Officers immediately restrained Vo, while Mulbah backed toward the bathroom with a pit bull on a leash between himself and the officers. The officers drew their weapons on the pit bull in fear that Mulbah would release it on them. After being ordered to do so, Mulbah put the pit bull into the bathroom and was handcuffed without further incident.
Officers searched a large winter jacket in the corner of the room where Mulbah had been previously, concerned there may be a weapon present based on Mulbah’s behavior. In a pocket of the jacket officers discovered five bags of a brown powdery substance believed to be fentanyl. Vo claimed ownership of the jacket. Police seized $690 from Mulbah and $171 from Vo.
“I’m grateful for the person who placed the 911 call that led to police seizing a significant quantity of a drug responsible for so many fatal overdoses. I’m also grateful to the officers for their professionalism in handling a potentially dangerous situation without injuries to themselves, the defendants or the dog,” Hayden said.