One Less Gun: Drug Control Unit Recovers Loaded .45, Drugs and Money in Dorchester

At about 2:15 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017, officers assigned to Boston Police Drug Control Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of 777 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, when they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction between the occupants of a parked vehicle and an individual who approached the vehicle. Officers followed the vehicle as it left the area and broadcast the vehicle description. Officers, assisted by uniformed officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester), stopped the suspect vehicle in the area of Neponset Avenue and Parkman Street. During this encounter, officers recovered over seven thousand dollars from the front seat passenger, and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a loaded Remington Rand .45 cal handgun, 2 bags of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. The driver, 24-year-old Dimitri Thomas of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Distribution of Class D and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. The passenger, 24-year-old Coulino Gomes-Fernandes of Boston, was arrested and charged with Distribution of Class D and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Both will appear in Dorchester District Court.