BOSTON POLICE DISTRICT E5 DRUG CONTROL UNIT

SEIZES OVER 100 GRAMS OF CRACK COCAINE AND 3 FIREARMSOn March 26, 2009 at about 6:15pm, officers form the area E5 Drug Control Unit, executed West Roxbury search warrant at 130 Edgemere Rd Apt. #10 in West Roxbury. Prior to executing the search warrant, officers were on a surveillance post in the area of 130 Edgemere Rd apt. #10 and observed the target of the search warrant, Joseph Brown doing push ups at the living room window-sill and other person(s) walking around the apartment. Officers, armed with a no knock search warrant, breached the secondary door to apartment # 10 of 130 Edgemere Rd and first encountered a black female that officers recognized as the second person listed in the search warrant. Officers continued to the rear of the apartment where they encountered a black male that officers recognized as Joseph Brown that was attempting to flee out the back balcony. Officers secured Brown, seized items from his person and administered his Miranda warnings. Brown stated that he had a gun in a gray bin, and crack cocaine in the kitchen. Brown showed officers the kitchen cabinet were officers observed two medium sizes plastic bags containing an off white rock substances believed to be crack cocaine. While Brown was showing officers the location of the drugs, Brown fell to his knees and slightly fainted. Officers summoned EMS to respond and examine Mr. Brown. Brown was treated and refused any further treatment by EMS, at which point his wife signed a refusal form on his behalf due to the fact that Mr. Brown was handcuffed. After securing all suspects in the apartment, officers conducted a search and seized and inventoried the following items: over 100 grams of crack cocaine, 3 firearms including a Sig Sauer 40 cal semi-auto with two high capacity magazines, a Glock model 22, 40 cal semi-auto with 3 magazines, a 25 cal two-shot derringer, numerous rounds of assorted ammo, a 9mm extended magazine capable of holding 30 to 40 rounds. Joseph Brown, 32, of West Roxbury was arrested and charged with trafficking a class B drug to wit crack cocaine in excess of 100 grams, 3 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, 3 counts of unlawful possession of ammo., receiving stolen property over $250.00, 6 counts of unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, 3 counts of improper storage of a firearm and second and subsequent offense for possession with intent class B drug. Officers will summons the second female suspect relative to this search warrant to West Roxbury court for trafficking a class B drug to wit crack cocaine in excess of 100 grams, 3 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, 3 counts of unlawful possession of ammo., receiving stolen property over $250.00, 6 counts of unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, and 3 counts of improper storage of a firearm. Edgemere3-26-09.JPG edgmere23-26-09.JPG edgmere33-2609.JPG edgmeredrugs.JPG