Suspect in Custody After Investigation Leads to the Recovery of Firearms, Ammunition, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

SAFER BOSTON: At about 5:00 PM on Tuesday March 5, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Dana Sams, 42, of Dorchester on numerous firearm and drug related charges during an investigation in Dorchester. Officers executed a search warrant for both the suspect and his vehicle during a traffic stop in the area of 236 Seaver Street in Roxbury which resulted in the recovery of several bags of heroin, powdered cocaine and crack cocaine along with $1,903 in U.S. Currency. Officers later determined the total approximate weight of the drugs recovered to be 20 grams of heroin, 4 grams of powdered cocaine and 24 grams of crack cocaine. Officers simultaneously executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence on Florida Street in Dorchester which resulted in the recovery of a .22 caliber scoped rifle, a 9mm Mac-11 machine pistol, a 9mm handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, numerous rounds of various calibers of ammunition along with seven assorted extended magazines.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (7 Counts) and Trafficking Class A and B Drugs.