Feb. 28--A Boston firefighter, who has since resigned, will be arraigned on drug charges today after police say he bought heroin while on duty.
Stephen Hogan, 24, of Dorchester will be arraigned in Roxbury District court on a charge of heroin possession after police arrested him Tuesday while on duty near the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Bray Street in Jamaica Plain.
Hogan, who was assigned to Engine 42 and was still a probationary firefighter, joined the department in July last year and graduated from the firefighting academy in November. He resigned from the department Tuesday night, Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.
"I'm really angry," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday of Hogan's arrest. "He has no place on our fire department."
Police said as the result of an investigation in the area, officers in the department's drug control unit saw a man -- later identified as Hogan, walking and talking on a cell phone while carrying a plastic bag in his hand. The man got into a car, which drove around the block, and then returned, police said. When officers approached Hogan, they found he had a bag of heroin and arrested him, police said.
Dave Wedge contributed to this report.
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