At about 6:45 PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021, officers assigned to the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Michael Nguyen, 21, of Quincy on firearm and drug-related charges following a traffic stop in the area of 25 Stoughton Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation when they discovered a loaded 9mm Glock 48 handgun equipped with a laser sight, several bags of marijuana packaged for sale and more than two thousand dollars in cash inside the passenger area of the vehicle.

The suspect was placed in custody without incident and has since been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.