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Broadway Drug Bust Nets More Than 100 Grams of Cocaine, 2 Arrests

The bust occurred at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Edwin Andre Saintiche and Wendy Michelle Newhall. Photo credit: Malden Police Department
Edwin Andre Saintiche and Wendy Michelle Newhall. Photo credit: Malden Police Department

Members of the Malden Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a 500 Broadway apartment at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

The bust netted more than 100 grams of cocaine, powdered and crack cocaine, and $6,000 in cash, according to police. It also led to the arrests of 29-year-old Edwin Andre Saintiche and Wendy Michelle Newhall, 39, both of 500 Broadway, police said.

Saintiche is facing the following charges: trafficking cocaine over 100 grams, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, possession with intent to distribute Class A heroin, possession with intent to distribute Class B suboxone, possession with intent to distribute Class B Percocet and possession with intent to distribute Class C trazodone, alprazolam and naproxen.

Newhall was charged with, trafficking cocaine over 100 grams, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act and possession with intent to distribute Class B Percocet.

The bust was the result of a multi-week investigation, police said.

Elio February 28, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Great job MPD
Ed Cruz February 28, 2014 at 02:21 PM
500 broadway, that complex has been and is a drug haven, most of the complex is dealing drugs, cmon half of them aren't even legal, and are driving lexus, and bmw's wake up people.
BAD February 28, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Great Job MPD now lets hope the judges do their job
Matthew February 28, 2014 at 05:03 PM
She looks aweful damn proud of herself.
Matthew February 28, 2014 at 06:45 PM
So what is the female's last name? Second paragraph says it's Michelle. The fourth paragraph says it's Newhall? I'm guessing the later.
david mokal February 28, 2014 at 07:59 PM
The female's last name is Machelle her first name is Wendy. Says under the picture. Great Job MPD ! She does look proud of herself but if you notice her mouth is shut so her meth mouth don't show.
Matthew March 01, 2014 at 06:04 AM
David. Read the article again. The last name is listed as Michelle in the 2nd paragraph. Then in paragraph four where the charges are listed the last name is shown as Newhall. Which according to scanner reports is the correct name. I believe our substitute editor is crossing up a couple of names from another incident that went on at the Town Line Motel just prior to this incident at 500 Broadway? As there were two females arrested at the Motel just prior to this and one of those females "first" Name was Michelle. I won't post the last name of this person. But the two taken into custody at the Town Line are well kown to MPD.
John Waller (Editor) March 01, 2014 at 07:34 AM
The suspect's name is Wendy Michelle Newhall -- sorry for the error.
Matthew March 01, 2014 at 09:57 AM
That's ok John. Like I said there was an incident just prior to this at the motel. wasn't sure if you may have been crossing up names. Any information by the way on what the detectives arrested the pair of females for in that incident? Like I said I know they were both females and both known to MPD. The detectives were there specifically looking for these two? Any connection to the 500 Broadway arrest?
Frank Ryan March 01, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Wendy Michelle Newhall is the only name I see listed for that woman. Maybe it's been edited?
Matthew March 01, 2014 at 11:52 AM
John fixed it post comment.
david mokal March 01, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Thanks Mathew This article got me all confused up.
Matthew March 01, 2014 at 01:58 PM
So it's 1:45pm March 1st. Barely 48hrs from the time of the incident above. The male suspect listed above has evidently already been released. MPD were just called to the address for him being there, after being trespassed by property management. And people wonder why we can't clean the streets up in this State. Unreal.
david mokal March 02, 2014 at 05:45 PM
It sure is Mathew. It must be frustrating for the Police as well. But he still has to go to trail. That's why many people Ive talked to dont care anymore because the judges are cutting them loose.

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