Former state rep. arraigned on drug charges

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. (WHDH) — Stephen Doran, a former Bay State representative and math tutor, has been charged with dealing drugs.

Investigators say Doran was dealing methamphetamine, and they say he received a big shipment at the school where he tutored.

Doran, now 57, was just 23 in 1980 when he began seven terms at the State House, representing Lexington and Lincoln.

Doran left politics to be a vice president at a major Boston bank; a past some neighbors didn't even know about.

“If he has these other kind of jobs, he’s obviously had some problems in his life,” said John Miles, a neighbor.

A state trooper's report says police found drugs were being mailed to Doran at the middle school where he worked.

Inside was a package of heat-sealed freezer bags containing nearly 500 grams of methamphetamine — known on the street as crystal meth.

Police then obtained a search warrant and came to a condo Doran leases in Dorchester. Inside, police say they found another 38 grams, along with cash.

Doran's lawyer says he cares for his elderly mother and is not likely to run.

Match Charter Middle School says Doran passed a criminal background check and has been tutoring kids at the school for nine months.

In a statement the school said:

"We have no knowledge, nor any reason to believe, that any staff, teachers or students were involved in this matter or were in any danger in any way."

A judge set Doran's bail at $10,000 cash.


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