At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Trooper Thomas Shruhan, assigned to State Police-Milton, was on patrol stropped at a red traffic signal on West Street and Hyde Park Ave in Hyde Park. As Trooper Shruhan’ s signal turned green he began into the intersection but had to stop short due to a Honda sedan that failed to stop for the intersecting red signal. Trooper Shruhan also observed the Honda to have illegally tinted windows. He caught up to the Honda then initiated a traffic stop.
Upon the vehicle coming to a full stop Trooper Shruhan approached it and informed the operator why he was stopped. While speaking to the operator and passenger, identified as JAMAL TURNER, 30, of Boston, Trooper Shruhan observed numerous items consistent with the individual packaging of narcotics for illegal distribution. Trooper Shruhan also discovered the operator’s driver’s license was suspended.
After a short investigation on scene, with assistance from several members of Boston Police, Trooper Shruhan conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded illegally possessed firearm along with over six ounces of illegally possessed marijuana. Neither occupant of the vehicle was licensed to carry firearms.
TURNER was placed under arrest and transported to the Milton Barracks for booking. The operator of the vehicle was issued a criminal summons for Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended License and allowed to leave the scene. TURNER was able to post $40.00 bail and scheduled for arraignment at West Roxbury District Court on the following charges:
- ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM;
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITHOUT FID CARD;
- POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT FID CARD;
- POSSESSION OF A CLASS D DRUG WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE;
- OPEN CONTAINOR OF ALCOHOL IN MOTOR VEHICLE; and
- FAILURE TO WEAR SEATBELT.