BOSTON (MyFoxBoston) – A Quincy man caught with a stolen handgun declared his love for disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan credited for his early release from prison as he and a companion were arrested over the weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Wednesday.
Shaki Muhammed, 27, of Norwood, and Jamell Spurill, 31, of Quincy, were arrested in Roxbury Sunday and arraigned Monday.
Muhammed is charged with receiving stolen property over $250, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving without an inspection sticker, and as a Level II armed career criminal based on separate convictions in 2006 for distribution of a Class B substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance.
Spurill was convicted of cocaine trafficking in 2011, but the case against him was dismissed due to misconduct allegations against Dookhan, a former Department of Public Health chemist now under indictment for malfeasance at a state drug testing facility.
Spurill was also convicted of possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance in 2010; unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition in 2008; assault and battery in 2003, 2005, and 2006; and assault in 2000.
A judge set Spurill's bail at $50,000 and Muhammed's bail at $15,000.
Spurill was arrested Sunday morning after police pulled over a car he was in for having an expired inspection sticker. Additionally, police said Muhammed was behind the wheel with a suspended license.
During routine inventory of the car, police allegedly found a stolen 9mm loaded handgun.
Muhammed and Spurill were both placed in handcuffs. When officers requested her license to carry a firearm, Muhammed allegedly asked, "What's that?"
Spurill told police that he did not have a license to carry, prosecutors said.
Additional officers arrived on scene and placed Spurill in the rear of a police cruiser, where he allegedly made post-Miranda statements informing police, "I just got out thanks to Annie Dookhan. I love that lady."
Both are expected to return to court on Oct. 11.