At about 12:32 PM on Tuesday January 26, 2021, members of the BPD Citywide Drug Control Unit in a coordinated effort with the FBI Metro Boston Gang Task Force and the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit executed two search warrants as part an investigation in the area of 864 Cummins Highway in Mattapan. The warrants were issued out of Dorchester District Court for the target of the investigation, Christopher Rowell, 36, of Mattapan, and his residence.
As a result, officers were able to safely recover a.357 magnum Smith & Wesson revolver with an obliterated serial number, a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun with a high-capacity magazine and a .380 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun which had previously been reported stolen in South Carolina. Officers also recovered approximately 147 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of fentanyl, over one pound of marijuana and $16,586 in U.S. Currency.
The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (4 Counts), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Trafficking Class A and B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Property.