Boston Police report arresting a man on various gun and drug charges early Friday after officers conducting a standard inventory search of his undriveable car found two loaded guns, marijuana, crack and pills believed to be Xanax.
Police say officers responded to Norfolk Street between Blue Hill Avenue and Babson Street in Mattapan around 12:50 a.m. on a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a car.
Police say that by the time they had gotten there, the man, identified as Jamaul Vital, 26, of Dorchester, was awake, but his car was undriveable due to a flat tire. They called in a tow truck and, while they were waiting, conducted an inventory search to ensure everything would be accounted for when Vital later picked up his car. During the search:
The officers recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory handgun and a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun from inside the vehicle. Officers also recovered a large plastic bag of marijuana, a small plastic bag of crack cocaine and a small plastic bag containing prescription pills believed to be Xanax.
Vital was then arrested on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm (second and subsequent offense), unlawful possession of ammunition, two counts of carrying a loaded firearm and possession of Class B, D and E drugs.