Boston police arrest man on gun, drug charges after traffic stop

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BOSTON — In the early hours of Monday, officers from the Boston Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit apprehended a 48-year-old Boston man for possession of a firearm and drugs in Roxbury.

Following a shot spotter alert around 1:30 a.m. near Fernboro Street and Intervale Street, police observed a vehicle speeding and violating traffic laws as it fled the area.

After pulling the vehicle over and conducting an investigation, officers detained Jermaine Thomas, the front passenger, who initially refused to exit the car.

A pat-down revealed a Taurus PT738 TCP handgun with ammunition in Thomas’s pocket.

Further search led to the discovery of crack cocaine, two knives, and a sum of money.

Thomas faces multiple charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, carrying a dangerous weapon, and possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs.

His prior convictions have enhanced some charges.

He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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