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Springfield Police Arrest Former Inmate on Drug, Gun Charges

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield man, who reportedly just got out of jail, has been arrested by police on drug and gun charges.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that Tuesday afternoon, detectives had received information that a city man, identified as 21-year-old Martin Fernandez, had reported to After Incarceration Support Services on State Street, then left some time later and was in allegedly in possession of a firearm.

Delaney adds that Hernandez was at the facility “after just getting released from jail.”

Officers converged on the area and found Fernandez inside a car near Wilbraham Avenue and Alden Street.

“As the detectives approached the vehicle, they could see Fernandez reaching for the weapon that was tucked inside his pants,” Delaney says, adding that officers wrestled with Fernandez and took him into custody “after he spit at officers and kicked at them.”

Following Fernandez’s arrest, investigators allegedly confiscated a loaded .44 Magnum revolver, 49 bags of Heroin, and $129 in cash.

Delaney notes that the gun was reported stolen during a 2012 house break-in on Mohegan Avenue.

Fernandez is facing several charges including carrying a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of ammunition, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and possession of Heroin with intent to distribute.

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