Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in East Boston

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SAFER BOSTON: At about 7:15 PM on Thursday June 27, 2019, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Carlique President, 32, of Mattapan, on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 290 William McClellan Highway in East Boston. The officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the suspect in Dorchester District Court as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation. The officers observed the suspect as he was operating a motor vehicle at which time they performed a traffic stop. The officers then secured the suspect and conducted their search which led to the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber Ruger SR45 handgun as well as several small bags of crack cocaine from inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.