JP Arrest Leads to Illegal Gun, Drug Charges

As part of an ongoing investigation, Drug Control Unit detectives from District B-3 station in Mattapan conducted a motor vehicle stop In Jamaica Plain Tuesday that resulted in the arrest of two males and the recovery of two loaded firearms and drugs.

Officers arrested Luis Perez, 27-years-old, of Roxbury and his front passenger, Anthony Perez, 24-years-old, of Roxbury. Both were arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

According to police, the detectives had received information that one of the suspects allegedly had been in possession of a firearm. The detectives initiated a traffic stop of a motor vehicle which had caught their attention while conducting a simultaneous drug investigation in the area of Hills Street and River Street in Hyde Park.

The detectives stopped Perez’s vehicle in the area of 74 Brookley Road in Jamaica Plain and spoke with him and his passenger. Detectives said the two were being vague in their responses when asked about where they had been prior to the stop.

The two Perezs were removed from the vehicle and officers subsequently located a plastic bag containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Additionally, officers located a shopping bag containing a black face mask, an Interarms .38 Special firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, and a Ruger .9mm firearm loaded with thirteen rounds of live ammunition.

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