ATTLEBORO — A Pawtucket man involved in a confrontation with a woman at the Attleboro dog park last month has been arrested in Revere on heroin trafficking charges.
Franklin Baxley, 42, was arraigned Thursday in Chelsea District Court on charges of trafficking in more than 18 grams of heroin and possession with intent to distribute a class B substance (subsequent offense), according to a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
The class B substance is alleged to be oxycodone pills, according to the spokesman, Jake Wark.
Baxley was ordered held at the Nashua Street jail in Boston on $50,000 cash bail and if he posts the bail he must wear a GPS bracelet, Wark said.
Baxley was arrested around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Revere but a state police spokesman said he could not release details of the incident.
The name of his lawyer was not available. Baxley is due back in court April 4.
Baxley, who is black, was involved with a dispute with a woman, who is white, on Feb. 27 at the dog park off Pond Street. The woman called police and complained her dog was being attacked by Baxley’s dog but Baxley claimed the woman called police on him because he is black.
Baxley’s video of the dispute went viral on social media and Mayor Paul Heroux said he got calls from several media outlets across the country, including the tabloid TV show TMZ.
No one was arrested and no charges resulted from the incident.