Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables Members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit to Arrest Two Suspects Following the Seizure of Crack Cocaine, Counterfeit Cash and a Gun in Dorchester

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 10:48 AM on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of the 500 block of Talbot Ave in Dorchester. As a result of the search, officers were able to seize 2 plastic bags containing a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine), a loaded Glock 22 firearm, a ballistic bullet resistant vest, over 100 rounds of live ammunition and over $700 in counterfeit US Currency. Additionally, officers arrested Matthew Lyden, 40, of Dorchester, who had an outstanding default warrant out of Woburn District Court for Possession of a Class B Drug and Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle, and charged him with Possession of a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine). Officers also arrested Edwin Powell, 45, of Dorchester and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine).