Dwayne Day, 40, of Braintree and his brother Michael, 38, of Boston, were arrested in Braintree on Wednesday afternoon on multiple drug and weapons charges, police said.
Drug unit detectives have been investigating drug activity in the area of 35/37 McCusker Drive for several months and have had the area under periodic surveillance. On Wednesday, Detective Michael Reynolds observed a suspicious vehicle in the visitor’s parking lot occupied by two men, later identified as the Day brothers. The vehicle drove away after the driver saw the police officer, but the car was stopped a short time later after another officer noticed he allegedly failed to signal a turn near the Braintree police station.
A K-9 unit was called in, and Officer Richard Seibert and his partner, “Lucky,” an English Labrador trained as a drug-sniffing dog, were called to the scene and Lucky alerted his partner to the car’s center console.
Inside, police found six bags of cocaine, totaling 14.6 grams. Dwayne also had about $1,300 in cash on him.
The brothers were arrested, and Dwayne’s McCusker Drive home was searched. Inside, police found more cocaine, two .38 caliber handguns and plenty of bullets. One of the guns had its serial number filed off.
Both men were charged with multiple drug and weapons charges, including trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, a school zone violation, possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and possession of ammunition.
The Day brothers were arraigned Thursday in Quincy District Court and are being held on $15,000 cash bail. Their next court date is November 8.