Mattapan Man Charged with Drug Trafficking after Two Waltham Overdose Deaths 

By Chris Wangler 
April 18, 2024


After two apparent overdose deaths in a North Waltham apartment, narcotics investigators arrested and charged Jourdan Henderson, 35, of Mattapan, with trafficking fentanyl and oxycodone.

On April 7, two men were found dead inside an apartment at the Glenmeadow Condominiums at 1105 Lexington Street. One of the victims was 37; the other’s age was unknown, according to a State Police narrative in Waltham District Court documents.

Near one of the bodies investigators found a rolled-up $20 dollar bill with a white powdery residue. The substance tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl.

Investigators from a Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit (SPDU) and the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force (SMCDTF) set up a sting.

The phone of the deceased 37 year old revealed drug transactions with a contact called “Ace” on the morning of the fatal overdoses.

Using the phone, a state trooper arranged to buy $120 worth of illegal narcotics from Ace, whose phone was linked by police to Jourdan Henderson.

On April 10, a Waltham Police detective spotted a 2010 Lincoln MKZ registered to Henderson in front of the overdose victim’s building at 1105 Lexington Street.

As investigators moved in, they observed Henderson stuffing his right hand into the front of his pants. 

A vehicle search uncovered nine oxycodone pills, approximately $2,500 in cash and materials consistent with drug packaging and distribution including a scale and baggies, according to a release from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

During a subsequent strip search at Waltham Police headquarters, investigators found two plastic bags containing a white powdery substance that Henderson had allegedly stuffed into his underwear. 

Authorities believed the substance to be approximately seven grams of fentanyl-laced cocaine, based on trooper experience, Henderson's drug product and the overdose deaths.

Jourdan Henderson was transported to a State Police barracks in Boston for booking and charged with possession with intent to distribute both fentanyl and oxycodone. 

He was arraigned in Waltham District Court on April 11 and ordered held on $1,000 bail, according to the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. His next hearing is set for May 30.