Two people are facing nine charges in Boston Municipal Court after being caught allegedly dealing drugs while armed on Boylston Street in Boston’s downtown area Monday afternoon.
Jermaine Taylor, 28, of Newton, who is male, and Cheyenne Marshall, 18, of Hyde Park, who is female, are facing the same nine charges, which include drug possession with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, Boston police said today in a statement.
The arrests occurred while the Boston police drug control unit was conducting surveillance near the St. Francis House shelter on Boylston Street at about 4:45 p.m. Monday. While surveilling the area, officers reported observing several suspected drug transactions made by Marshall and Taylor, officials said.
During the arrest, officers discovered a loaded Beretta .380-caliber handgun, 14 rounds of ammunition, 21 plastic bags of what is believed to be crack cocaine, eight plastic bags of a “green leafy substance” believed to be marijuana, and almost $2,000 in cash, in the suspects’ possession. Catalina Gaitan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.