Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Rifle, Ammunition and Drugs in East Boston

At about 4:45 PM on Friday August 19, 2016, officers assigned to the Drug Control Unit in District A-7 (East Boston) arrested two suspects on drug and firearm related charges as part of an active investigation in the area of 95 Chelsea Street.  Officers executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a Longbranch high capacity rifle, twelve rounds of ammunition and several bags of cocaine packaged for sale.  As a result, the targets of the investigation were placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.   Oscar Hernandez, 33, of East Boston will be charged with Distribution of Class B Drugs while Donald Archer, 51, of East Boston will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.