Boston police SWAT team arrests Roxbury man on drug charges after he tries escape out bathroom

Boston Police Department
Rufus Davis was arrested on drug and firearm charges Tuesday morning in his apartment in Roxbury.

A Boston police SWAT team raided a Roxbury man’s apartment Tuesday morning, arresting him on drug and firearm charges after he tried to escape out a bathroom, authorities said.

The SWAT team was joined by the District B2 Drug Control Unit and City-Wide Drug Control Unit in executing a search warrant at 5 Cardington St., taking Rufus Davis, 52, into custody at 4:50 a.m Tuesday after an ongoing drug investigation, according to a statement from Boston police.

The drug control units and the SWAT team executed search warrants for his apartment and for Davis, the statement said.


Davis was apprehended with a black Hi-Point .45 caliber semi-automatic firearm and nine matching rounds of ammunition, police said. There was also a small scale, six Suboxone strips, 15 plastic bags of marijuana, and 13 plastic bags of cocaine, the statement said.

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Davis was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of class B and D controlled substances and intent to distribute.

He was also charged as an Armed Career Criminal Level II.

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