Drug Control Unit in South Boston Make Weapon and Drug Arrest

ONE LESS GUN: At about 5:35 PM, on Friday, July 19, 2019, members of the C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston), conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of James O’Neill Street after observing a motor vehicle that had been stopped and idled for a few minutes while simultaneously obstructing and impeding traffic. As officers approached the motor vehicle, they could smell the strong scent of marijuana and observed both the driver and passenger leaning into the center console. 

Officers observed the passenger, later identified as, Victor Pimental, 23, of Brockton, quickly place something into his pocket. Believing that Pimental could be armed with a weapon, officers ordered Pimental out of the motor vehicle and immediately observed a metallic object consistent to a handgun, sticking out of his pocket. Officers recovered a loaded Kel-Tec .380 handgun from Pimentals pocket, as well as, one clear plastic bag containing an off-white powder believed to be Fentanyl .

The operator of the motor vehicle, later identified as Armany Vergas-Grullon, 23, of Dorchester, was placed under arrest for Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, (Marijuana), after officers recovered a large plastic bag containing the leafy green substance, a digital scale, and $443.00 in United States Currency behind the driver’s seat.

Victor Pimental was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapon Unlawfully Carried, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class A, Drugs (Fentanyl). Armany Veras-Grullon was charged with: Possession with intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs (Marijuana).

Pimental and Veras-Grullon will both be arraigned in South Boston District Court