Boston Police report officers responding to an armed home invasion call in a Roxbury apartment building around 8:20 last night quickly learned something was amiss when they spotted blood on the wall, an open door and, inside an apartment, three women and one naked man with a cut over his left eye.
The man professed he had just been robbed in the 10 Williams St. apartment and claimed it was somebody after his stock of marijuana, which he said he was licensed to dispense. He said he'd let his attacker, Morgan Francis Rampino, 27, into his apartment, after which Rampino allegedly smacked him upside the head with a gun, stole two jars of what the police referred to as "weed" and his iPhone, then fled.
Police say the battered man, Christopher Deak, 39, is not licensed to dispense marijuana under the state's new medical-marijuana law, so they charged him with distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuna with intent to distribute after doctors at Boston Medical Center finished cleaning up his minor injuries.
Police add they caught up with Rampino around 1 p.m. on Avon Street in Jamaica Plain, thanks to the court-ordered GPS device he was wearing. He was charged with home invasion, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and unlawful possession of both a firearm and ammunition.