JetBlue Pilot Arrested for Heroin Bust in Boston


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Per this CBS Boston story, a JetBlue pilot was arrested for a heroin bust in Boston. In addition to the pilot, 5 others were also arrested as well.

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The article states, A JetBlue pilot was one of six people arrested by Boston Police in a drug deal near Boston Common over the weekend, investigators said Monday.

Police told WBZ-TV John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, was arrested Sunday evening on a charge of possession of alleged heroin.

Officers said he was one of several people involved in drug transactions in an alley near 75 Boylston Street, near the Green Line MBTA stop.

Investigators say Manwaring told them he was a pilot for JetBlue.

The airline confirmed that and sent this statement to WBZ-TV Monday:

“We are aware of the allegations and are prepared to cooperate fully with the authorities. The crewmember in question was removed from duty last night pending the outcome of the investigation. In compliance with all FAA and DOT regulations and requirements, JetBlue has in place a rigorous drug testing program for crewmembers that includes a strict “no tolerance” program.”

When asked about what the last time this pilot flew, JetBlue would not respond, but it state the man was from Florida and was arrested in Boston and he told the police he had just arrived in the city around noon.

There was word on whether the pilot was under the influence at the time or while he was flying.

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