Trooper’s early morning traffic stop in Brockton leads to firearms, drug arrests

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BROCKTON — In the early morning hours of May 12, 2024, Trooper Austin Rose was conducting traffic enforcement on Route 27 as part of the SP Milton-Barracks midnight shift when he clocked a Toyota SUV traveling 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

Trooper Rose conducted a traffic stop of the Toyota, which had turned onto Westgate Drive, and approached the operator, Jaziah Rivera, 20, of Weymouth.

When asked if Rivera knew the speed limit, Rivera gave confused responses and handed Trooper Rose his entire wallet instead of his driver’s license.

Trooper Rose also detected an odor of burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Trooper Rose inquired about the contents of two bags in the rear seats of the vehicle.

Rivera and a passenger agreed to show Trooper Rose the contents.

After displaying the contents of the first bag, Rivera grabbed the second bag and attempted to stuff the contents deeper into the zippered pockets.

Rivera placed the bag on his lap and continued to manipulate the contents without showing Trooper Rose.

For safety reasons, Trooper Rose removed the bag and placed it on the hood of the Toyota.

Joined by Trooper Autumn Medeiros, Trooper Rose shined his flashlight onto the bag and saw a pistol magazine inside.

The Troopers ordered Rivera and his passenger out of the vehicle and placed them in handcuffs.

Neither Rivera nor his passenger possessed a license to carry firearms.

Both were secured in cruisers on scene.

With the discovery of the loaded magazine, Troopers Nathan Pereira, Matthew McCarthy, and John Buckley responded to Westgate Drive.

Trooper Rose removed a 30-round 9mm Glock magazine and several digital scales with white powder residue from the bag.

A search of the vehicle revealed a tan Glock 17 with an inserted 17-round magazine, a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun with an inserted 17-round magazine and round in the chamber, an additional 30-round 9mm magazine, two 17-round 9mm magazines, a 6-round 9mm magazine, thirty-nine 9mm rounds, and several bags of crack cocaine.

An additional bag of crack was discovered on the passenger’s person, totaling nearly 19 grams within the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.

Jaziah Rivera and his passenger, Jazavier Rivera, 18, of Brockton, were arrested and transported to the Milton barracks for booking, fingerprinting, and photographing.

They were arraigned in Brockton District Court on charges of:

Trafficking in cocaine, Conspiracy to violate drug law, Possession of a firearm without FID, Possession of ammunition without FID, Possession of a large capacity firearm during a felony offense, Possession of a large capacity feeding device, and Carrying a loaded firearm.

Jaziah Rivera faces additional charges of: Possession of a large capacity feeding device (two additional counts), and Speeding.

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