The War on Drugs takes a bizarre turn in the Hub. By way of Adam Gaffin, the set up:
A South End man who was showing off to friends by spinning his wheels and speeding through a red light in East Boston early Sunday found himself in a bit of trouble after a State Trooper who watched the whole thing stopped him for the traffic violation – and then found drugs and a loaded gun with an obliterated serial number – the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office reports.
Chuckleheads will be chuckleheads–nothing new there. But then there’s this (boldface mine):
The trooper then inventoried the car prior to having it towed. In addition to a small quantity of marijuana where Delvalle said it would be, he recovered a black backpack in the car’s trunk. The backpack contained a hard, heavy object later found to be a Lorcin Model L380 .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun with the serial number obliterated, prosecutors said. The gun’s safety was in the off position, and there were three rounds in the magazine.
Also in the backpack were personal papers in Delvalle’s name, including a jury service letter and a prior motor vehicle citation. The trooper also recovered about 15 capsules believed to be prescription antibiotics for which Delvalle said he did not have a prescription.
Not sure what to make of this, but this can’t be helping the antibiotic resistance problem.
Never a dull moment.