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Four Newton Teens Facing Drug, Weapons Charges

The four teens were arrested Wednesday night in connection with a handgun found in Newton Centre.

The four Newton teens who were arrested last night in connection with a handgun found in Newton Centre are facing weapons and drug charges, according to a statement issued by Newton Police this morning. 

Two 18-year olds, Joseph German and William Martin, both of 36 Deforest St., are being charged with possession of a class C substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy, police said. 

The two other males, a 15-year old and a 16-year old, are both facing "numerous firearm and ammunition charges" as well as charges of conspiracy, police said. The 15-year old is also being charged with possession of a dangerous weapon (knife). 

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According to reports, police responded to Union Street Wednesday night around 7 p.m. for reports of a person in possession of a handgun. 

Officers were dispatched after a witness on an outbound Green Line train called police to report someone dropped a handgun on the floor of the train, police said.

The witness told police the man who dropped the handgun got off at the Newton Centre stop with another male. 

When police arrived on scene to investigate, they spotted four males flee the area. One of the males, who ran back toward the T stop, reportedly reached into his waistband and discarded an object into a bush

An officer pursued the suspect and found that the suspect had discarded a small automatic loaded handgun, police said.

Officers continued to pursue the suspect and eventually arrested him on Chesley Road. He was identified as a 16-year-old male from Newton. 

After an "extensive search" of Newton Centre, police were able to find and arrest the other three individuals who initially fled.

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