Fmr. Boston City Council Staffer Arrested in Drug Sweep
Boston, MA - Authorities announced today, August 23, 2018, that Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu’s former director of constituent services has been nabbed in a major drug bust.
Among the 25 people arrested on gun and drug charges was Gary Jamal Webster, age 35, of Boston. Michelle Wu’s former director of constituent services was caught in two Boston-area crime operations, one operation named Operation Landshark, the other named Operation Nor’easter. There is no information as of now regarding how long both operations have been going on for in the area.
According to Webster’s Linkedin profile, he worked for the city councilor for approximately four years. As of recent, Webster was caught selling heroin and fentanyl on what the police say to be five separate occasions. There is no additional information as of now regarding when Webster was caught selling either drug. There is also no additional information as of now regarding when Webster left, or was released, from his title of director of constituent services.
In an interview today, Police Commissioner William G. Gross stated that he has spoken with Mayor Martin J. Walsh about the situation. According to Police Commissioner Gross, he and Mayor Walsh assured the city of Boston that all employees that represent the city will not exhibit any type of corruption. Police Commissioner Gross and Mayor Walsh added that there will be no such poison in the streets of Boston going forward. The city of Boston’s officials will do everything in their power to calm the minds of the citizens living in the area.
City officials are glad, to say the least, that they have found and arrested Gary Jamal Webster. Doing so has made the city of Boston aware that if police have to punish their own, they will. They will not allow any crime to be unpunished, no matter whom the one at fault for the crime is. Justice will always be served under their guidance.
As of now, City Councilor Michelle Wu has not come forward to give city officials her statement on the matter.
No other officials have come forward at this time.