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Shoplift Suspect Arrested with Loaded Laser-Sighted Handgun, Drugs

A 20-year-old man was arrested on several firearm and drugs charges Friday evening after allegedly attempting to shoplift from a store in Marshfield, authorities said.

A local business owner alerted police around 6:12 PM that he had confronted a man he believed to be shoplifting from his store. The man pointed a gun at the owner, an attached laser pointing straight at him, before the suspect fled the store toward the beach, Marshfield police said.

A man matching a description given by the owner was spotted by near Fieldston Beach, Marshfield police said, less than a quarter of a mile from the store where the incident occurred. The man, Laurent Joseph of Dorchester, was found with a loaded handgun that included a laser sight.

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Police say they also discovered on his person more than 2 pounds of marijuana, edible THC products, a digital scale and more than $1,800 in cash. Joseph was arrested and charged with alleged possession with intent to distribute, assault by means of a deadly weapon and two other gun-related charges. He is being held on bail of just over $10,000…  NBC10 News

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