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Hyde Park man arrested after police find cocaine, marijuana, loaded gun during traffic stop

(Boston Police)

A 21-year-old Hyde Park man is facing several charges after police allegedly found a loaded gun, cocaine, and marijuana in his possession during a traffic stop Thursday night, officials said.

In a statement, Boston police identified the suspect as Joel Skyers, 21. It wasn’t known whether he had hired a lawyer.

Here’s what we do know about his arrest.

“At about 7:32 PM on Thursday July 11, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested [Skyers] . . . on firearm and drug related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 1269 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park,” police said in the statement.

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Police had stopped the vehicle as part of a drug probe, and their suspicions were allegedly confirmed.

“The officers had stopped a motor vehicle as part of a drug investigation when they recovered a loaded .38 caliber Colt revolver, three plastic bags of marijuana, two bags of cocaine, $680.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence from inside a bag which had been in the suspect’s possession while he was a passenger inside the vehicle,” the release said.

Skyer is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in West Roxbury Municipal Court.

Police say the charges include unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, distribution of Class D drugs, and possession with intent to distribute Class B and D drugs.


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.