Brighton drug patrol leads to arrest, firearm and drugs seized

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BOSTON — Members of the District D-14 Drug Control Unit arrested 39-year-old Phillip Williams on Friday, Jan. 12, after a brief struggle in Brighton, on charges related to firearms and drugs.

Acting on complaints about drug activity, officers on patrol observed Williams and an associate behaving suspiciously and jumping a fence onto private property clearly marked with a ‘no trespassing’ sign.

When approached by police, Williams, who was wearing a ski mask, revealed his face to officers who recognized him and were aware that neither he nor his companion lived at the property they had trespassed.

Officers noticed a bulge under Williams’ jacket and during an attempted pat-down, Williams resisted.

The officers subdued him and found a loaded Polymer 80 firearm with a high-capacity magazine in his fanny pack, along with approximately 13 grams of a white rock substance believed to be a Class B drug.

Williams faces charges including possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, firearm violation with two prior violent or drug crimes, possession of Class B with intent to distribute for a subsequent offense, trespassing, and resisting arrest.

He is scheduled for arraignment at Brighton District Court.

The second suspect was found carrying a spring-loaded knife and will be summoned to court on charges of trespassing and possession of a dangerous weapon.

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