|By George P. Hassett|
A Malden man and a Somerville woman were arrested Thursday, April 22 in East Somerville in a stolen car with cocaine, police said.
Briana Barnoski, 20, of 30 River Rd., and Barry Jean-Baptiste, 23, of Malden, were arrested and charged with drug violation near a school or park, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, conspiracy to violate a drug law and possession to distribute a class B drug after drug unit detectives saw them meet a person known to investigators, police said.
Police learned the car Jean-Baptiste was driving had been reported stolen from Woburn and pulled the couple over at the intersection of Broadway and McGrath.
Police found a clear plastic bag of cocaine in the car. Investigators monitored Jean Baptiste's cell phone and spoke to a drug customer who placed an order for cocaine, police said.