Suspect in Custody After Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 9:35 PM on Monday March 18, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Verenisa Valdez, 25, of Jamaica Plain on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 226 Washington Street in Dorchester. The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle with an expired registration which was being operated by the suspect at the time. Officers removed the suspect and placed her in custody without incident at which time they recovered a loaded .45 caliber Glock 38 handgun from inside the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.