Two Springfield Men Arrested With Heroin And Gun

Massachusetts State Police Media Release -09112017- Two Springfield Men arrested with Heroin and Gun

 

On Friday September 8 at 10:45 in the morning Trooper Adam Cardin observed a red Chevy Impala roll through a stop sign at Mill Street in Springfield. Trooper Cardin stopped the vehicle on East Columbus Ave. The operator who identified himself as VICTOR ESPINOSA, 20, of Springfield gave the Trooper his license and the registration for the vehicle which was a rental. When asked for the rental agreement he was unable to provide it but said he was on the agreement.

Trooper Cardin contacted the rental company who informed him that neither ESPINOSA nor  the passenger, who identified himself as JONATHON BURRIS, 23, of Springfield, were allowed to drive the vehicle and that they wanted it towed. While conducting the inventory prior to towing the vehicle Trooper Cardin found in the center console a package containing 125 bags of heroin, a handgun with defaced serial numbers, a magazine in the handgun containing 10 rounds and $1,341 in cash.

Both the ESPINOSA and BURRIS were arrested and brought to the Springfield barracks for booking. Both were released on $5,040 bail.

The ESPINOSA was charged with:

  • Failure to stop for stop sign
  • Use of MV without authority
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of a firearm with defaced serial number
  • Possession of ammunition without FID card
  • Possession of firearm without a license

The BURRIS was charged with:

  • Failure to wear seat belt
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of a firearm with defaced serial number
  • Possession of ammunition without FID card
  • Possession of firearm without a license

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