Boston Police report arresting a local man they say was selling drugs out of a room he'd rented at the Park Plaza Hotel.
Drug-unit officers arrested Maximo Shimada, 21, around 5:30 p.m. yesterday after he walked out of the hotel on the Arlington Street side wearing a fanny pack containing "a black semi-automatic firearm with the serial number, make and model defaced" and loaded with 11 rounds, police say, adding he also had 4 grams of meth on him.
Officers then responded to the suspect’s hotel room upon notifying the hotel staff in an effort to remove the remaining occupants from the room. Officers recovered over fifty grams of methamphetamine, over four hundred Xanax pills, twenty-six Gabapentin pills, twenty Adderall pills and a small bag containing heroin. A second male, who attempted to enter the room while officers were inside, was identified and received a summons.
Shimada was charged with unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, unlawful possession of ammunition, methamphetamine trafficking and possession of Class A, Class B and Class E drugs with intent to distribute, police say.