Boston traffic stop leads to firearm and narcotics seizure

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BOSTON — At about 8:52 p.m. on Thursday, police arrested a man after recovering a firearm and narcotics during a traffic stop in Mattapan.

Ruddy Matos-Pimentel, 29, of Boston, was taken into custody by members of the Youth Violence Strike Force following the stop at the intersection of Frontenac Street and Blue Hill Avenue.

The officers had noticed a vehicle operating without its lights and with excessive window tint.

Upon initiating the stop, the officers made contact with the occupants and spotted a pocket knife in the passenger’s front pocket.

A pat frisk led to the discovery of a Rock Island Armory M206 firearm with three rounds in the magazine inside the vehicle.

Both suspects were handcuffed at the scene.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a significant quantity of narcotics, believed to be Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine, with the Fentanyl weighing in at approximately 66 grams.

Matos-Pimentel faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, trafficking of class A drugs, and possession with intent to distribute class B drugs.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

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