Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect Under Arrest After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Brighton

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 4:55 AM on Friday August 10, 2018, members of the District D-14 (Brighton) Drug Control Unit in a coordinated effort with the Boston Police SWAT Team arrested Japhet Mendoza, 30, of Brighton, on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 41 Faneuil Street in Brighton. Officers successfully exectued a search warrant which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Astra handgun, four bags of fentanyl with an approximate weight of 50 grams, one bag of cocaine weighing about 8 grams, one large bag of marijuana, $308.00 in U.S. Currency along with several counterfeit bills and other evidence. The suspect will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while in Commission of a Felony, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of Counterfeit Bills.