Multiple Drug Units and B-3 (Mattapan) Anti Crime Unit make firearm arrest following search warrant in Mattapan

At approximately 1:27 pm on Saturday September 30, 2023 members assigned to the Citywide, Districts A-1 (Downtown), C-6 (South Boston), & D-14 (Brighton) Drug units along with officers assigned to the B-3 (Mattapan) anti-crime unit arrested Joshua Mendes, 27, of Mattapan on firearm and drug related charges as a result of a search warrant.

Officers were in the area of 10 Malta St in relation to an ongoing drug investigation when the suspect who was the subject of the investigation was observed driving away from the home in his vehicle.

The officers conducted a traffic stop & issued an exit order, the suspect was placed under arrest without incident. The officers then executed search warrants on the suspects home, vehicle, and person. As a result of the search warrants the officers recovered the following items: $975, 10 foiled packets of marijuana, Smith & Wesson .38 caliber firearm, & and 5 live rounds of ammunition.

Mendes was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm without FID Card, Unlawful possession of Ammunition without FID Card, Firearm with Defaced Serial Number, & Possession with Intent to Distribute. He is expected to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.