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Out of towners nabbed at Allston gas station with guns loaded with 40 rounds, crack and oxycodone, police say

Boston Police report arresting two men from New Jersey and one from Pittsfield after a bystander noticed a gun in their car at the Shell station just off the turnpike at Cambridge and North Harvard streets Wednesday night.

Police say they arrested Michael Tard, 23, of Pittsfield, Justin Hill, 29, of Trenton, NJ and Winston Troupe, 21, of Beverley, NJ around 7:55 p.m. after finding "a loaded Glock 17 9mm with one round in the chamber and thirty rounds in the high-capacity magazine in the front seat area and a loaded Ruger P89 with one round in the chamber and nine rounds in the magazine in the back seat area" as well as "marijuana, 400 various pills and several packages of a white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine."

The three were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, trafficking crack, trafficking oxycodone and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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It can't be easy going through life being named Michael Tard.

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…that you could use to insult these drug dealers besides a gross slur against the developmentally disabled?

Now is a good time to edit your comment.

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Unfair to call someone's name a gross slur.

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I get it. But, come on.

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No, you're right, maybe take a couple of laps?

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Laugh at anything? That comment is funny.

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The original comment was "It can't be easy going through life being a Tard." The "humor" comes from the reader knowing that "tard" is a slur that was used for decades to denigrate people who have developmental disabilities. Shit on me for gently suggesting maybe we don't use offensive terms for disabled people; I'll keep sticking up for them, and you can keep up defending the use of slurs.

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"..a Tard"/"Michael Tard", both a references to the suspect's name. So is SharpWave bad for alluding to the exact same thing you just alluded to? I think we can give them a pass for (presumably) growing up in the 80s or 90s

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He’s a Tard, comes from a long line of Tards.

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Is even funnier.

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Now if you said the gas station was the Merit or the Hess I wouldn't have quibbled. But isn't that a Speedway station, not Shell?

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But that's what BPD wrote, and Shell lists a station at that address. New, or is it still a Speedway? Anybody been by it recently?

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It is a shell station now. That gas station has been through a few different names in the past 10 years or so. I don't think its been a Speedway in at least a year.

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it turned over into a shell a few months ago

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it's been in some kind of weird state of transition for a couple of months. I believe it is formally a Shell at this point but (at least last time I was there a couple of weeks ago) there's still Speedway bits all over.

Speedway itself is in a weird spot where it was bought by 7-Eleven('s parent company) last year and from what I can gather they're keeping the store name but changing all of the products to 7-Eleven branding/products (so you'll go into a Speedway but they'll have Big Gulps and Slurpees and 7 Select snacks). I wonder if that location was sold off to Shell as part of the merge for some reason.

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It was a Hess, then became a Speedway when they merged/acquired Hess.

Then a few (6?) months ago, they converted to a Shell. I think Joe's Kwik Mart may have actually acquired the location from whomever owned the Speedway.

But the latest change has been PAINFUL with the location closing at all sorts of odd hours and pumps working/not working even when the store has been open. I have given up on going there because it was no longer reliable to know I could get gas there.

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I hadn't heard about that, but apparently it went through about a year ago.

https://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/7-eleven-completes-spee...

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Bookemndanno. Nice police work!

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Super-imposed on the Cambridge Shell sign would be amazeballs.

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was a very popular place for drug deals to go down back in the day. quick on and off the highway, and hooker street is right across if you were looking for something different. i also knew a guy who would steal credit cards and stand at one of the pumps and fill anyone's tank for $5 cash.

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You gots lots of good stories....

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