ONE LESS GUN: Driving the Wrong Way on a One Way Lands One Behind Bars on Gun Charges

At about 3:02 AM on Saturday, February 13, 2016, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) were on patrol when they observed a black motor vehicle driving the wrong way on Kingston Street which is a marked one way street. As a result, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the vehicle. While talking to the operator, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana, observed an open container of alcohol and noted that the individual sitting in the front passenger seat appeared to be extremely nervous and fidgety. Specifically, officers observed the passenger to be physically tense and uneasy as he refused to make eye contact with the officers and sat looking straight ahead with his fists clinched. Moreover, the operator of the vehicle displayed an inordinate amount of hesitation when asked to shut the vehicle off. In light of all of the above, officers asked the occupants to exit the vehicle. A pat frisk of the passenger enabled officers to see and take possession of a loaded, silver-colored firearm (see photo). Officers also confiscated a mason jar of alcohol, a large plastic bag containing a green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana, several small plastic bags and close to a $1,000 in US Currency. Officers arrested Anthony Sharpe, 22, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Unlawful Possession Ammunition. Officers also arrested Tarrel Lymon, 23, of Boston and charged him with Possession w/Intent to Distribute Class D Drug (Marijuana). Further investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen.