Trooper nabs OUI wrong-way operator while in the process of investigating suspected meth trafficker

September 22, 2018 – This morning at about 1:25 A.M., a trooper arrested two people in separate motor vehicle stops, one for methamphetamine trafficking and the other for OUI while operating the wrong way.

Trooper Douglas Mesheau was on patrol on Route 93 Southbound in Milton when he observed a 2010 Mercury Milan change lanes without signaling. The trooper pulled the vehicle over after it exited onto Bryant Avenue.

Trooper Mesheau determined that the operator, DARRYL MALLOCH, 38, of Dorchester, had a suspended license and was operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle. He advised MALLOCH that he would have to tow the vehicle. While Trooper Mesheau was waiting for the tow truck and having further conversation with MALLOCH outside his vehicle, he observed a 2010 Nissan Altima traveling on Bryant Ave, attempting to enter Route 93 Southbound going the wrong way. Trooper Mesheau advised MALLOCH to standby while he attempted to gain the attention of the wrong-way operator with his voice and flashlight.

As the wrong-way operator began entering the off-ramp from Route 93 Southbound, a vehicle exiting the highway narrowly missed a collision with the Nissan. Trooper Misheau made contact with the operator of the Nissan who, at this point had begun making a U-turn back onto Bryant Ave. Following an investigation, Trooper Mesheau arrested the 55-year-old Weymouth man for operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and improper operation of a motor vehicle.

Trooper Mesheau then returned his attention to his first stop and, with assistance from Trooper William Bulger, during an inventory of MALLOCH’s vehicle, the troopers located a quantity of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and cash in the vehicle. Further search led to the discovery of an additional quantity of a substance believed to be methamphetamine in the vehicle. Troopers also seized $1,750 in cash.

MALLOCH was placed under arrest on the following charges:
1. Trafficking in methamphetamine (approximately 29 grams)
2. Distributing hypodermic syringes without a licenses
3. Operating after suspension
4. Operating an uninsured motor vehicle
5. Operating an unregistered motor vehicle
6. Failure to signal

MALLOCH was held on $25,000 cash bail pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court.