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Dorchester man arrested in Roxbury on weapons and drug charges

ROXBURY, MA – Late Friday night, Boston Police officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested William White, 42, of Dorchester and charged him with multiple weapons and drug offenses. The arrest occurred around 11:15 p.m. near 469 Blue Hill Avenue following a reported altercation.

When officers arrived, they heard that White was armed and approached him to pat him down. White initially resisted by pushing the officers' hands away, but was subdued and found to be carrying a loaded JA Nine pistol with extra rounds in the magazine. A search also revealed that White was in possession of eight grams of crack cocaine.

White is now charged with, among other things, illegal possession of a firearm, ammunition, a large capacity feeding device and possession of a Class B substance. His arraignment is scheduled in Roxbury District Court.

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