Boston Police report officers arrested a Mattapan man on gun charges after they pulled him over for speeding at Bradshaw and Charlotte streets in Dorchester around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
As officers approached the motor vehicle, they observed the driver, later identified as Arthur Small-Dowell, 28, of Mattapan, quickly lean toward the center console of the vehicle before returning to an upright position. Officers observed what looked to be an empty fanny pack on the suspects.
After a Registry of Motor Vehicles query, it was revealed to officers that Arthur Small-Dowell was driving on a restricted driver’s license. Since the motor vehicle was to be towed, officers conducted a motor vehicle inventory search and recovered from the center console, a loaded Glock 26, 9mm, with one round in the chamber and seventeen rounds in the magazine.
Small-Dowell was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.