He was arrested and his vehicle towed from the scene.
Meanwhile, another surveillance unit continued to watch Encarnacion, who left Naya’s Market and got into a cab. Police pulled over the cab and as they approached it, noticed the man was “placing items into his mouth and swallowing.” Police said they believed he was attempting to swallow and destroy evidence.
They searched him and found $371 in cash and a Samsung cell phone.
Because the alleged sale occurred next door to the Lawrence Boys Club at 136 Water St., which has a family development program, he was charged with distribution within a school zone or park.