Keeping Boston Safe: Separate Drug Investigations Lead to the Simultaneous Execution of Two Search Warrants at the Same Address in Dorchester

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At about 4:45 AM on Friday August 24, 2018, BPD Drug Control Officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester) simultaneously executed two search warrants in a coordinated effort with BPD SWAT Team in the area of 33 Regina Road in Dorchester. The warrants stemmed from two separate investigations which focused on two different apartments inside the same address. Officers arrested a 60-year-old male from Dorchester after making peaceful entry into Apartment #2 and recovering 38 small bags of crack cocaine, 2 medium sized bags of heroin along with other evidence. The suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Officers made a forced entry into Apartment #5 where they arrested the target of the second investigation, 31-year-old male from Dorchester, after locating him hiding in a bedroom closet. Officers then safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber ATM handgun, an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency, 53 suboxone strips, crack cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale and packaging materials. The second suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (2 counts) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.