Dot man held in drug probe

A Dorchester man was arrested by federal agents and Boston Police in Randolph last Friday afternoon (March 5) as part of an investigation into alleged drug and gun trafficking. Omari Peterson, 33, was carrying two plastic bags containing cocaine on his person at the time of the arrest on North Main Street, according to a BPD account.

After his arrest, officers descended on his home on Brunswick Street in Dorchester, where police say they found three loaded, illegal firearms and more cocaine. Six more weapons were found the next day, when the FBI and Boston Police searched a rental locker at a facility in Quincy.

Also found, according to police: “a quantity of assorted prescription pills, 92 strips of suboxone, approximately $10,000 in US currency along with personal papers in the name of the suspect.”

Five of the guns had been reported stolen in New Hampshire, where Peterson has a residence, a BPD report said. He remains in custody pending his arraignment on numerous charges.

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