Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Hyde Park


At about 7:32 PM on Thursday July 11, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Joel Skyers, 21, of Hyde Park, on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 1269 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle as part of a drug investigation when they recovered a loaded .38 caliber Colt revolver, three plastic bags of marijuana, two bags of cocaine, $680.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence from inside a bag which had been in the suspect’s possession while he was a passenger inside the vehicle.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Distribution of Class D Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and D Drugs.