Officers Arrest Two and Recover Firearm and Drugs During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:50 PM, on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 177 Longwood Avenue in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of Tremont Street and Parker Street, officers observed a silver motor vehicle operating with excessively dark tints and no front license plate. Officers followed the vehicle to the intersection of Longwood Avenue and St. Alphonsus Street where the operator of the silver motor vehicle maneuvered his car in such a way that the entire intersection was gridlocked. Due to the multiple infractions, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 177 Longwood Avenue. While speaking with the operator and the front passenger, officers observed a knife protruding from the passenger’s front pocket. As a consequence, both occupants were removed from the vehicle. Officers then located a mason jar containing marijuana, a measuring scale, and a SCCY CPX-1 9mm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, from within the center console of the vehicle. Neither the operator nor the passenger possessed a valid License to Carry in Massachusetts and both were taken into custody.

Officers arrested the operator, Dre Robinson-Gaylor, 26-years-old, of Dorchester and the passenger, Alaonzo Jinwright, 21-years-old, of Dorchester. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Robinson-Gaylor faces additional charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm Second Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.