By Norman Miller/Daily News staff
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Sep 18, 2008 @ 12:49 AM
A Framingham couple face cocaine trafficking charges after police arrested them Tuesday on an anonymous tip about a drug deal planned on Nicholas Road.
Jake Anastas, 20, and Sarah Wahid, 23, face up to 15 years in prison after they were arrested at 7:44 p.m..
Detective Leni Pini and other narcotics officers went to 75 Nicholas Road after a tip about a potential drug deal, police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said.
They saw the couple drive up to the apartment in a Nissan Altima. Anastas got out, walked into the building and Pini followed him, the lieutenant said.
"Pini identified himself to Anastas, and Anastas turns and tries to make a move toward the door that led to the exit as if he was going to run," said Shastany. "Pini stopped him and a struggle ensued."
Anastas was arrested. When they searched him, they found 15.9 grams of cocaine in his pockets, the lieutenant said.
"The officers spoke to Wahid, and it was determined a sale was going to happen," Shastany said.
Detectives found more than $4,500 in the car, the lieutenant said.
Anastas, of 221 Arlington St., and Wahid, of 125 Prospect St., were both charged with trafficking of at least 14 grams of cocaine, conspiracy to violate the state's controlled substances laws and a school zone violation.
Anastas was ordered held on $2,000 bail at his Framingham District Court arraignment yesterday while Wahid's bail was set at $1,000. Both are due back in court on Oct. 16 for pretrial conferences.
The arrests of Anastas and Wahid was the first of two drug busts made in a six hour period. Detectives also arrested Jose Manzueta, 28, of 82R Alexander St., at 2:14 a.m. yesterday in an unrelated bust. He was charged with trafficking of at least 28 grams of cocaine.