ONE LESS GUN: Motor Vehicle Stop Enables BPD Officers to Seize a Gun and Drugs While Arresting an Unlicensed Operator in the South End

ONE LESS GUN: Motor Vehicle Stop Enables BPD Officers to Seize a Gun and Drugs While Arresting an Unlicensed Operator in the South End: About 6:20 pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, officers from District D-4 (South End) observed a gray motor vehicle in the area of Mass Ave and Washington Street travelling without the mandatory registration decal affixed to the vehicle’s rear license plate. In light of the infraction, officers activated lights and sirens and stopped the car. When asked to produce a license to operate, the operator was unable to provide one. Given the fact that the driver was unlicensed, his motor vehicle had to be towed from the scene. An inventory search of the motor vehicle lead to the discovery and confiscation of a firearm (see photo) and 37 small plastic bags of what appeared to be heroin. Officers arrested a 38-year-old male from Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug (Heroin) and Operating without a License.