You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Man sold crack cocaine out of 1-year-old's baby carriage, police say

A man accused of selling drugs out of his baby's stroller was in court Monday. 

After reports of drug transactions in Dorchester, Massachusetts, police say they watched a man walking a baby carriage – with a 1-year-old baby in it – sell crack cocaine to a man Friday afternoon.

Police say they watched a man drive off after apparently buying drugs from the man with the stroller, so they confronted the driver first. 

In court Monday, Assistant District Attorney Robert Connely said the buyer told them he bought drugs from a man with a stroller.

>> Read more trending stories

"He replied, 'He put the crack down on the top of the baby carriage, and I put the money down and picked them up,'" Connely said. "He pulled the waistband back, and nine small, plastic baggies containing white, flat square-like rocks – appearing to be crack cocaine – fell out of a white colored napkin."

Police say the drugs he had matched the crack cocaine they say the man with the baby carriage dropped when they later approached him.

Odalberto Willalona, 48, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Connely said police found about $600 in cash on Willalona, and nearby, they found a napkin with 14 baggies of crack cocaine in it. 

Police say this isn't his first drug offense, but he has a list of convictions and aliases – one of which is the baby's name.  

Willalona has been ordered to wear a GPS monitor until his next court date in December, and the baby has been released to a relative. 

The Department of Children and Families is investigating the child's well-being. 

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Nation World

Copy of Declaration of Independence found in unlikely location
Copy of Declaration of Independence found in unlikely location

You never know what could be stashed away in a dusty records office.  Two researchers do know and they made the discovery of a lifetime, thanks to a one-line entry in a catalog from a records office in England, The Washington Post reported. The entry read “Manuscript copy, on parchment, of the Declaration in Congress of the thirteen...
New campaign will focus on the right time to turn car seats around
New campaign will focus on the right time to turn car seats around

Most parents turn their child’s car seat facing forward too early, according to a new study by baby brand Chicco. The study shows that 72 percent of parents say they are uncomfortable talking to other parents about keeping their children riding in a rear-facing position, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news The ...
Police ‘arrest’ goats on the lam
Police ‘arrest’ goats on the lam

Things can get a little wild in Maine.  Just ask the police in Belfast who had to answer the call to “arrest” a couple of trespassing goats. >> Read more trending news The goats, named Louis and Mowgli, were picked up by Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick after he received a call from a woman who had trapped them in her garage. They...
Police who dragged passenger from United flight stand by use of force
Police who dragged passenger from United flight stand by use of force

The police report from the aviation security officers who were recorded on video dragging a passenger off an United Airlines flight earlier this month has been released. >> Read more trending news The officers said David Dao was aggressive and said they used “minimal but necessary force to remove the subject,” WGN reported....
Amateur Florida python hunters can win prizes
Amateur Florida python hunters can win prizes

Catch a snake, win a shirt. And perhaps more. That’s the pitch being made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which on Monday introduced a “Python Pickup Program.” According to the Tampa Bay Times, anyone who captures a python in the wild can submit a photo of the snake they caught in order to win...
More Stories