Gregory Horne, who performed janitorial and groundskeeping duties at the Mary Ellen McCormack housing development, was fired after his arrest for felony drug charges, the story stated.
Horne faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the charges of possession with intent to distribute, the story noted.
According to a city of Boston Police Department report, undercover officers were monitoring the area Horne was working in as it is considered an area of "high drug activity" when they noticed a man hop out of a car and exchange money for unknown goods with Horne.
When officers searched Horne, they found 18 Oxycontin pills and $873 cash in his pockets, the story added.
According to the story, the man who exchanged money for unknown goods with Horne was stopped by police and later admitted that Horne is his regular supplier of Oxycontin and Suboxone, a drug used in opiate addiction therapy.