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Man caught druggily tooling down the wrong side of Mass. Ave while packing a gun loaded with 27 rounds, police say

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun, drug and driving charges after an officer spotted him driving on the wrong side of Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard around 2:30 a.m.

According to police, after an officer pulled him over, Henry Vuong, 31, of Dorchester, said he'd made a wrong turn.

The officer observed that Vuong had continuous facial tics, and that he was moving around in a spastic manner while making incoherent statements.

Based Vuongs mannerisms, as well as his careless operation, the officer asked him to exit the motor vehicle in order to conduct a road side assessment of his ability to operate a vehicle. Using his left hand, Vuong reached across his waist appearing to take off his seat belt, however his hand remained down by his waist side, with the belt still secured. Officers commanded Vuong to show his hands, at which time he informed them that he was in possession of a firearm.

At that point, police say, officers removed Vuong and his passenger, Mia Johnson, 25, of East Boston, from the car. They immediately found a 9-mm gun with 27 bullets in an extended magazine in his waistband and a small plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be meth from his pocket, police say.

In a duffel bag in the car, police continue, officers found more bags with that crystal-like substance, money and "one clear zip lock bag containing a brown substance believed to be heroin/fentanyl along with a clear bubble envelope containing multiple labels with the name 'Heisenberg.' " Drug dealers have used Walter White's name from "Breaking Bad" to brand their heroin before.

Vuong was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, trafficking 200 grams or more of a Class B substance, possession of a Class A substance and operating under the influence of a controlled substance. He was also written a ticketed for driving the wrong way and operating under the influence of a controlled substance. Johnson was charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.

Innocent, etc.

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Nice work.

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Was he coming from Cambridge?

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