Keeping Boston Safe: Drug Unit Officers Recover Two Guns and Significant Amount of Drugs in Mattapan

At about 12:16 PM on Thursday October 27, 2016, members of the Boston Police Citywide Drug Control Unit recovered two loaded firearms and a significant amount of crack cocaine and marijuana after executing search warrants in the area of 26 Meadowbank Ave, Mattapan. Officers were conducting surveillance and observed a known individual enter a vehicle and travel on River Street towards Mattapan Square. The vehicle stopped in the area of 1612 Blue Hill Avenue and the suspect exited on foot. Officers, assisted by a supervisor from District B-3 (Mattapan) approached the suspect and identified themselves as police officers. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended. A loaded .45 caliber handgun was removed from the suspect’s waist along with a significant amount of crack cocaine and marijuana. The suspect, identified as Gerald Urby, 34, of Mattapan was arrested at the scene.

Officers returned to the area of 26 Meadowbank Ave. and executed a search warrant at that location. Recovered during the search was a loaded 9mm semi-automatic firearm, additional rounds of ammunition and drugs. Urby is charged with 2 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a high capacity feeding device, trafficking class “B” cocaine, possession with intent to distribute class “B” cocaine, possession with intent to distribute class “D” marijuana, and receiving stolen property, (one of the firearms was reported stolen out of Georgia). Arraignment is expected in Dorchester District Court.