The sale of a chocolate bar with 300 milligrams of THC led to the arrest of two men and the alleged recovery of a handgun from the trunk of a car when it was stopped by Boston police in Mattapan Sunday night, Boston police said.
Police said that around 6:25 p.m. Sunday, officers stopped a car after allegedly spotting a “street level drug transaction” near the intersections of West Main and Morton streets. The transaction was for the sale of a chocolate bar with 300 milligrams of THC, the principal psychoactive compound of marijuana, police said.
Officers took two men into custody, identified as Louis Otero, 21, and Wilbert Soto, 21, both of Jamaica Plain.
During a search of the car, police said officers recovered more chocolate bars containing THC, cartridges containing butane hash oil, and what authorities described as other “edibles.” Police also found loose marijuana and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Officers also discovered a loaded .380 caliber Lorcin pistol in the trunk of the car, police said.
Otero was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute drugs, including marijuana, police said.
Soto was charged with distribution of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
Both men are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court.John R. Ellement can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.