DORCHESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Two men were arrested on drug charges, and a gun and drugs were recovered in Dorchester Friday after an investigation into a home and convenience store.
At about 12:30 p.m. Friday, detectives executed search warrants in Dorchester after an eight-month long investigation into the illegal sale of cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia at the Dolly Market on Dacia Street and a home on Virginia Street. As a result of the search, detectives seized one 12-gauge pistol-grip shotgun with an obliterated serial number, about 1,210 grams of a white powder substance believed to be Cocaine, 290 grams of a brown powder substance believed to be Heroin, about 1,688 grams of brown and white unknown powder substances, 122 bottles of cutting agents and $11,200.
Ramon Fermin, 60, of Mattapan was arrested on charges of trafficking class A (Heroin), trafficking class B (Cocaine), unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.
Carlos Pimentel, 37, of Dorchester was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.
Residents are surprised by what was found at Dolly Market and relieved police were able to clean up some of the illegal activity happening in their neighborhood
Kaylisia Jones said, "I was surprised because I really didn't know, and I go to that store all the time. I guess I feel much safer now that it's not there anymore."
Moses Collins was shopping at the convenience store Saturday morning.
"That's impossible, you would never think that a store like that in the neighborhood to have that type of, um. I just find it shocking."
Boston police say Fermin and Pimentel will be arraigned Monday in Dorchester District Court.