At about 7:20 AM on Tuesday March 9, 2021, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit along with members of the U.S. Marshals High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Fugitive Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police arrested a 21-year-old male from Revere pursuant to two outstanding warrants in the area of 226 Princeton Street in East Boston.
At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on a warrant issued out of Essex Superior Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device as well as a second warrant sought out of Chelsea District Court on charges of Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle and other miscellaneous traffic offenses.
As the officers were performing a protective sweep, they located the male target of their investigation along with a 21-year-old female from Lynn standing in a bedroom with what appeared to be a firearm and several plastic bags containing blue pills in plain sight. Both parties then were placed in custody without incident.
The address was immediately frozen pending the issuance of a search warrant out of East Boston District Court which was subsequently executed, leading to the recovery of a loaded Ruger-57 handgun containing 16 rounds of 5.7x28 ammunition as well as several other loose rounds of ammunition and approximately 200 prescription pills.
Both parties have since been arraigned in East Boston District Court. In addition to the prior arrest warrant charges, the male suspect was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. The female suspect was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.