BOSTON –– In the midst of an ongoing drug investigation, Boston police officers arrested a local man on firearm and drug charges on Friday afternoon.
At about 3:10 p.m., officers from the Drug Control Unit of District A-1 were conducting surveillance near 103 Arch Street, where they observed a suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Alex Slaughter of Boston, repeatedly exiting and returning to a vehicle.
The suspect’s actions raised suspicions of a possible drug transaction.
When officers stopped and searched a buyer who had interacted with Slaughter, they discovered a plastic bag containing what they believed to be crack cocaine.
The buyer was charged with possession of class B drugs and released after being summoned to court.
As the investigation continued, officers approached Slaughter and detained him for distribution of class B drugs.
His vehicle, found parked at an expired meter, was searched, leading to the discovery of a Smith & Wesson M&P handgun with six rounds in the magazine.
Additionally, officers seized more crack cocaine, oxycodone pills, and approximately $463 in cash.
Slaughter now faces multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and possession and distribution of class B drugs.
He is scheduled for arraignment at Boston Municipal Court.