Marcus Johnson, 36, of Revere, was recently taken into custody by Boston Police and is facing a slew of drug and firearm charges.
Johnson was allegedly stopped by police for speeding in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road in Dorchester at approximately 8:42 p.m. on April 9. As Johnson provided officers with his driver’s license, they reportedly saw “several loose pills” in the vehicle. Officers also saw a number of items that were “indicative of narcotics distribution.” This prompted police to remove Johnson from the vehicle and place him under arrest.
As officers continued their search of Johnson’s vehicle, they allegedly discovered a Taurus 9mm handgun with one bullet in the chamber and seven bullets in the magazine as well as an unknown amount of cash. Officers also allegedly seized 70 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 46 grams of crack cocaine and 48 grams of fentanyl.
Johnson has since been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, possession of a large capacity feeding device, receiving stolen property, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, trafficking fentanyl, trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute Class B narcotics, possession with intent to distribute Class D narcotics and a firearm violation with two prior violent/drug crimes.
Under state law, if convicted, Johnson could face up to 61 years in prison and up to $18,500 in fines.