State Police Arrest Three Men on Gun and Drug Charges in Springfield

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 07312017 – Three Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Springfield

On July 30th, 2017 at about 3:15 p.m., a motor vehicle stop in Springfield led to the arrest of three men on gun and drug charges.

Trooper Brian Gonzalez of the State Police Barracks in Springfield stopped a 2003 Mercedes E500 on Carew Street for an inspection violation.  Trooper Gonzalez determined that the operator, HECTOR NAVARRO, 28, of Indian Orchard, had a revoked driver’s license.  Further investigation, with assistance from Troopers Norman Stanikmas and Joel Daoust, led to the discovery of quantities of substances believed to be heroin and crack cocaine.  Additionally, troopers located two firearms in the vehicle, including a .40 caliber Sig Sauer and a .22 caliber revolver, which had a defaced serial number.

NAVARRO and his two passengers, JEFFREY MARQUES, 31, of Ludlow, and MARIO MONGE, 37, of Vernon, CT, were placed under arrest on the following charges:
1.  Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes

  1. Possession of Ammo without an FID
  2. Possession of a Firearm during a Felony
  3. Possession of a Large Capacity Weapon
  4. Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Number during a Felony
    6. Receiving a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number
  5. Receiving Stolen Property Over $250
  6. Possession of a Class B Substance (Cocaine) – Two Counts
  7. Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance (Heroin)
  8. Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law

NAVARRO was additionally charged with Operating After Revocation and Failure to Inspect Motor Vehicle.  MARQUES and MONGE were additionally cited for Failure to Wear a Safety Belt and MARQUES had an outstanding default warrant.

MONGE and NAVARRO were held pending bail of $15,000.00 and $10,000.000 respectively.  MARQUES was transferred to the Hampshire County Regional Lockup in Northampton.  All were arraigned today in Springfield District Court.