Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Male and Recover Firearm Following Traffic Stop in Mattapan

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At about 8:39 AM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 40 Hosmer Street in Mattapan. 

While on patrol in the above area, officers observed a motor vehicle operating with a missing front license plate. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the male operator. While speaking to the operator, officers observed the male to become increasingly nervous, breathing heavily and sweating profusely. The male became irate and began recording officers while stating that he should not have been pulled over. Further investigation led to the discovery of the operator’s suspended license. At this time the operator was told he was being placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Officers on scene began to inventory the motor vehicle at the same time. Officers recovered a loaded firearm and drugs inside of the motor vehicle. The operator then lunged toward officers and a struggle ensued. Officers were eventually able to place the operator under arrest. The operator is identified as Robert Johnson, 45-years-old, of Attleboro.  

Johnson is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Third and Subsequent Offense, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, and Resisting Arrest.