Three Everett residents were arraigned late last week on various gun and drug charges, including allegedly possessing a gun stolen from the Chelsea District Court evidence locker two years ago, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office.
The two men and one woman were arrested after police, armed with a search warrant, combed the home the three share for a stolen laptop after an anti-theft tracking device installed on the computer indicated it was in the home. The laptop was stolen from a Winchester business.
During the search, police also found several high-capacity guns—including the .40-caliber Glock pistol stolen from the court—as well as a shotgun, more than 36 grams of cocaine and packaging materials, high capacity magazines, and other ammunition, according to a statement released by the District Attorney’s office.
Jeffrey Sanon, 30; Liban Ali, 21; and Malensky Oscar, 21, were each charged with three counts of possession of a high capacity firearm, three counts of possession of a high capacity magazine, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, trafficking in cocaine over 36 grams, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and receiving stolen property, according to the statement.
The gun from the evidence locker was one of three stolen from Chelsea in 2011. According to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, a Charlestown resident was arrested in April for possessing one of them.
“The firepower and drugs that were discovered at that home created a potentially lethal combination and a real danger to nearby residents,” Ryan said in a statement. “I applaud the teamwork and joint efforts of the Winchester and Everett police departments, whose search for a stolen computer led to an unanticipated and significant seizure of weapons that now no longer pose a threat to the community.”
All three suspects have a pretrial hearing on June 5.