Police: Dorchester man charged as gun-owning drug dealer

Guns, ammunition and drugs

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on a variety of gun and drug charges following his arrest on Seaver Street in Roxbury and a search of his Florida Street home.

Police say drug-unit officers who had been looking into Dana Sams's alleged activities stopped him as he drove down Seaver Street, near Maple Street around 5 p.m. yesterday, and removed him and several bags containing 40 grams of heroin, 4 grams of cocaine and 24 grams of crack, along with $1,903 in cash

Officers simultaneously executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence on Florida Street in Dorchester which resulted in the recovery of a .22 caliber scoped rifle, a 9mm Mac-11 machine pistol, a 9mm handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, numerous rounds of various calibers of ammunition along with seven assorted extended magazines.

Sams, 42, was formally charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, seven counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of ammunition and trafficking Class A and Class B drugs, police say.

Innocent, etc.



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Cool looking weaponry but

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Is it true that the rifle is only a .22 caliber? I assume the banana clips go with it? Nice looking weapon if you're threatening people but not gonna do much damage.


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Ruger 10/22 with a lot of plastic furniture. Yes, those magazines go with it. It will still put holes in you, though, so best not to be looking down the business end.

Correct. That is a Ruger 10

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Correct. That is a Ruger 10-22 that has been bastardized to hell and back.
Not the first choice by any means, but still deadly like any firearm.

Repeat it with me folks - If you make guns illegal, only criminals will own guns.
Case and point.



If you make guns illegal, only criminals will own guns.

That would be because having a gun would a priori make you a criminal, yes?

So are you saying that none

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So are you saying that none of these guns were made in America or sold legally here?

Did he smuggle them in from another country?
Did he steal them from the factory?

"Case in point" is the phrase

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"Case in point" is the phrase.

"Case and point" sounds like what the perp does, as in "Case the joint and point the weapon".

The rifle looks to me like a

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The rifle looks to me like a Ruger 10/22 in some kind of "tacticool" stock. So I believe BPD isn't mistaken about it being a .22. Also that rifle is probably the least POS of all of the guns in that array (although can't tell what the 9mm pistol in the middle is). The shotshells but no shotgun to fire them out of is interesting though.


It depends on the posting ability of the perp

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If Adam shot me with that gun, I would say, "It's cool. Just take off bro. I'll call the paramedics and tell them I was cleaning the gun or something."

If I was shot by an internet poster that makes Bad Posts and has the word "Boston" or some other unoriginal Boston theme in his handle (those posters suck IMHO), I would be calling the police and pressing charges if I made it out alive.

Interesting study

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Came across this https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/07/27/actually-guns-do-kill...

Lots of energy in the larger calibers, hence more damage. But the .22 can lose energy quickly and not exit. Plus less recoil so more opportunity for accurate follow-up shots. An ER doc friend once told me small caliber rounds often don't exit cleanly but bounce around doing even more damage in more places. Terrible that we even need to do this kind of research.

Used to hunt with .22 rifle

Plenty lethal. You just have to know how to aim and pick your shot/target.

My dad usually packed a pistol to finish the job. Ditto when bow hunting.

Supply and demand?

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Which comes first. The supply or the demand? Just another business man doing business.

We have the highest prison

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We have the highest prison rate in the world. By a lot.

We can't have the highest prison rate AND be too leniant with sentencing.

some odd items in this assemblage - for a scumbag drugdealer

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rifle - that's a lot of dressing for whats basically a .22 rifle - pistol grip and a front grip on a .22? - really?
shotgun shells - bird shot?
mags - hopefully he gets extra time for the multiple large cap mags

Either way - I am sure he'll get a slap on the wrist like all of the other dirtbags who ignore our gun laws.

And his attorney will argue (probably successfully) that this waste of space was "just about to turn his life around"....

and Maura Healy will respond by making laws more strict for law-abiding gun owners.



Shotgun shells but no shotgun

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Shotgun shells but no shotgun leads me to believe he has one stashed somewhere and the police did not find it yet.

It's the Drug War

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If those drugs were legal and regulated and accessible by legal means, their values would not be worth more than their weights *in gold.* Of course dude is gonna have a gun to protect his valuable commodities--just like armored car drivers with bank money do. End the war on drugs and watch guys like this--and inflated street drug prices--evaporate.