Narcotics investigation in Springfield results in three arrests, two unlawful firearms seized


SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The Springfield Police Division arrested three males on Thursday afternoon after a months-long narcotics investigation on Hancock Avenue, two who had been out on bail for firearm expenses.

Springfield Police Division spokesman Ryan Walsh advised 22Information, 34-year-old James Bennett, the goal of the investigation, was out on bail for firearm expenses and was sporting an digital monitoring bracelet.

Walsh stated for a number of months, detectives have been investigating unlawful narcotics gross sales out of Bennett’s residence at 474 Hancock Avenue and executed a search warrant the place they seized two firearms and drug packaging supplies inside the house.

Earlier than detectives executed the search warrant they arrested Bennet, 37- year-old Michael Atkins, and detained two different folks on 555 State Avenue. Walsh stated the opposite two folks had been finally launched. 19-year-old Timothy Barnett, who was additionally out on bail pending the end result of an arrest with an unlawful firearm that occurred final September, was arrested inside the house in the course of the search.

Walsh stated one of many firearms that police seized was reported stolen from Texas. Detectives discovered crack cocaine, cocaine, 97 oxycodone drugs, and $520 in money on Atkins whereas on the Springfield Police Division.

(Photograph: Springfield PD)

Barnett is going through the next expenses:

  • Possession of a firearm with out a license
  • Possession of a firearm with out a license
  • Possession of ammunition with out an FID
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Receiving stolen property greater than $1200

Bennet is charged with the next:

  • Possession of a firearm with out a license (subsequent offense)
  • Possession of a firearm with out a license (subsequent offense)
  • Possession of ammunition with out an FID
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Receiving stolen property greater than $1200
  • Operation of a motorcar with a suspended license

Atkins is charged with the next:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine (subsequent offense)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine (subsequent offense)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone (subsequent offense)