Springfield Police Arrest Three People on Drug, Weapons Charges
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Three Springfield residents are under arrest, accused of dealing drugs in the city’s Mason Square neighborhood.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that members of the department’s Narcotics division allegedly found that two men and one woman were selling large amounts of Heroin and stolen handguns in the area of Andrews Street.
Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, surveillance was set up in the area, and after seeing the three allegedly sell a handgun, officers moved in.
Two of the suspects, identified by police as 38-year-old Edwin Nunez and 29-year-old Wendi Young, were arrested immediately, while the third suspect, 27-year-old Luis Cabrera, reportedly took off in car.
Cabrera then jumped out of the car as officers were trying to pull it over, and he allegedly ran into 50 Dawes Street, where officers took him into custody without incident.
Delaney adds that investigators confiscated two .380 caliber handguns and 175 bags of Heroin during the arrests.
Cabrera is facing charges including possession of Heroin with intent to distribute, violation of a drug-free school zone, failure to stop for a police officer, and carrying a firearm without a license.
Nunez and Young are charged with carrying a firearm without a license, illegal sale of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.
All three are set to be arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.