Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Drug Dealer in Possession of a Firearm

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At about 3:30 PM on Sunday, November 5, 2017, members of the District C-11 (Dorchester) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit conducted an investigation in the area of Dorchester and Savin Hill Avenues due to increased incidents of drug activity in the area.

While on patrol, officers observed two vehicles meet in the parking lot of the Rite-Aid pharmacy on Doris Street. Officers observed the operator of one vehicle park, exit his car with cash in his hand, and get into the backseat of the second vehicle, which was already occupied by two males. Believing a drug deal was about to occur, officers approached the vehicle. As they did so, they observed the front seat passenger attempt to conceal pill bottles in the glove compartment. Officers ordered the occupants out of the car, and as the males alighted, the officers observed additional pill bottles with altered labels inside the vehicle. A pat frisk of the occupants for officer safety revealed the operator, identified as 21-year-old Michael Jacob of Randolph, was in possession of a loaded black and silver Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun for which he produced a valid License to Carry. Further investigation revealed that Jacob was also in possession of pills not consistent with the prescription on the bottle, whose label had been partially ripped off. Jacob was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. Officers seized the firearm, pills (identified as Oxycodone), over $600 in US currency, and Jacob’s LTC. The passenger will be summoned to court for Possession of Class B Drugs.