BOSTON (CBS) – Pest control employees inspecting for bed bugs in a South End apartment found more than they bargained for.
On Saturday morning, the pest employees lifted a mattress and instead of bed bugs, found two guns.
Police also found an unsupervised child in the East Brookline Street apartment.
The residents told police they believe the guns belonged to their cousin who was visiting from Florida but could not give police any information about the person.
After detectives searched the rest of the apartment, they found a safe under the bed containing several other guns and 300 rounds of ammunition.
A total of five guns, two with defaced serial numbers and one large capacity firearm, a safe and a scale were found.
Dannie E. Levy, 29, of Mattapan, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers, improper storage or a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Sayira Cooper, 24, of Boston, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers, improper storage of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
The child’s grandmother was called to care for the child, police said.