One Less Gun: Illegal Firearm and Narcotics Recovered in Dorchester during Joint Investigation by BPD, MSP, ICE, and DHS

At about 11:30 AM on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, members of the Boston Police City Wide Drug Control Unit, in conjunction with the Mass State Police, ICE Taskforce, and Department of Homeland Security, effected an arrest of a suspect for drug, firearm, and immigration charges in the area of 276 Adams Street in District C-11 (Dorchester).

As part of an ongoing investigation, officers learned of a male living in the above area who was selling drugs and had previously been deported. After gathering facts and evidence to build a case against this suspect, on the above date, officers were able to enter the residence, locate the suspect, and conduct a search of the residence. The search yielded over 80 grams of cocaine, a small amount of heroin, over $4,200 in US currency, and a loaded 9MM Hi-Point Model 9 semi-automatic firearm with obliterated serial numbers.

Officers from ICE arrested 34-year-old Michael A. Mejia of Dorchester for the Federal charge of Re-entry after Deportation. Mejia was additionally charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs (Cocaine) (Over 36 Grams), Possession of Class A Drugs (Heroin) with Intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers.

A second occupant of the residence, 33-year-old Roberto Orland Tejada-Polanco of Dorchester, was also found to be in violation of the US Immigration Laws and was taken into custody by ICE.