Keeping Boston Safe: Drug Control Unit Officers Locate and Arrest Suspect with Firearm during Ongoing Investigation


At about 3:05 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, members of the District A-1 (Downtown) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit made an on-site arrest for firearm and drug related charges in the area of Summer Street and Washington Street.

As a result of an active and ongoing investigation, officers were able to locate and arrest 42-year-old Joshua Eloi of Boston. During their encounter with Eloi, officers recovered one loaded Rossi Interarms .357 magnum revolver reported stolen out of Birmingham, AL, as well as a large amount of oxycodone, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and US currency from his person. Officers arrested Eloi and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Armed Career Criminal Level I, Trafficking Class B Drugs (Cocaine-over 100 grams), Trafficking Class A Drugs (Heroin-over 40 grams), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Oxycodone), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs (Marijuana) Park Zone Violation (2nd & Subsequent Offense), and Resisting Arrest.