Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was driving around Mattapan last night with a lot of fireworks, as well as cocaine, marijuana and a gun.
Police say officers on patrol in the area of Owen Street and Tiverton Road because of a gunfire report around 9 p.m. spotted two vehicles barrel though the intersection without stopping for the stop sign there:
Officers observed one of the vehicles, a Ford Escape, come to an abrupt stop with the second vehicle, a Nissan sedan, following suit. The operator of the Nissan exited his vehicle and entered the Ford, which proceeded onto Lorna Road to Morton Street and then back to Owen Street, eventually coming to a stop in front of 11 Owen Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop and approached the vehicle. Officers immediately observed a folding knife next to the gear shifter. Officers removed both parties from the vehicle and inside of the middle console, officers located a silver Taurus PT 92 AFS loaded with seven rounds of ammunition. The operator and the passenger were taken into custody.
A search of the motor vehicle resulted in the recovery of a small plastic bag containing a substance believed to be cocaine, multiple plastic bags containing a substance believed to be marijuana, and a large quantity of miscellaneous fireworks.
Police say the passenger was let go but that the driver, Curtis Howard, 32, of Quincy, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, possession of a large-capacity firearm, possession of Class B and Class D drugs with intent to distribute and possession of unlawful fireworks.