One Less Gun: Officers Execute Search Warrant, Arrest Four while Recovering a Firearm, Cash and Drugs from South Boston Apartment

At about 9:30 AM on Friday November 6, 2015, officers assigned to the Drug Control Units of District C-6 (South Boston) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) executed two search warrants as part of an active and ongoing investigation in the area of 7 Orton Marotta Way in South Boston.  As a result of their efforts, officers located and recovered a Lorcin .22 caliber hand gun, 18 bags of heroin, a large quantity of marijuana packaged for sale and $1,451 U.S. Currency.  Officers then placed several suspects in custody without incident:  Clevan Richards, 19, of South Boston, Andre Lee, 23, of South Boston, Abdirahman Abdi, 22 of Leesburg Virginia and Jocelyn Valentin, 29, of South Boston, have all been charged in South Boston District Court with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Improper Storage of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.  Richards was charged additionally with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs.