Booking Photo and Report: Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Seize Three Firearms and Drugs During Search Warrant Execution in Hyde Park

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At about 4:49 AM on Wednesday July 6, 2022, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force in coordination with the BPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the area of 42 Georgetowne Drive in Hyde Park, leading to the arrests of Ruben Santos, 19, Hyde Park and Exzavian Diaz, 20, of Fitchburg.

The warrant was applied for and granted out of West Roxbury District Court as part of an ongoing investigation. The suspects were placed in custody on scene without incident after officers recovered a loaded Ruger Security 9 handgun equipped with a laser sight.

Additionally a Nagant M1895 revolver and a loaded Glock 17 handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine. Officers also recovered four plastic bags containing approximately 94 grams of fentanyl as well as 322 oxycodone pills along with other evidence.


Both suspects will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Ruben Santos will face additional charges including Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.