Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on gun and pot-distribution charges after he was unable to outrun officers who spotted him in an apparent drug transaction at Tremont Street and Temple Place yesterday afternoon.
Police say officers on patrol because of complaints about street drug transactions spotted three guys in one such apparent transaction in the doorway of a vacant storefront on Tremont Street around 12:40 p.m.
In light of their observations, officers stopped their cruiser and approached the trio. As officers got closer to the group, they recognized one of the individuals from previous encounters. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the individual in question took off running. After a brief foot chase, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect in the area of 55 Temple Place. A pat frisk of the suspect enabled officers to locate and confiscate a silver-colored revolver and several rounds of ammunition found on the suspect’s person. A further search allowed officers to find and recover over 60 small plastic bags of marijuana.
Charles Wisteguens, 18, of Quincy, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and resisting arrest, police say.