Officers Recover Drugs and a Loaded Firearm After a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 8:45 PM, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, along with the Massachusetts State Police, conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the firearm arrest of Jamal Garcia, 21, of Boston in the area of 23 Adams Street in Dorchester.  

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively dark window tint travelling on Quincy Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and approached the driver, later identified as Jamal Garcia.

Officers observed Garcia nervously reach towards the gear shift several times, so he was removed from the vehicle for officer safety. After further investigation, officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson M&P 40c, with one round in the chamber and nine rounds in the magazine from the gear shift/center console area.

Also seized was a backpack containing three cell phones, several plastic baggies of a powdery substance believed to be Fentanyl, a white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, one hundred blue pills believed to be Oxycodone and $562.00 in USC.

Jamal Garcia was placed under arrest and charged with; Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class A, Drugs (Fentanyl), Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class B, Drugs (Oxycodone), Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class B, Drugs (Crack Cocaine) and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class E, Drugs (Marijuana). He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.