Two Springfield men are facing a number of charges after police recovered heroin, crack cocaine, and a loaded firearm Wednesday night.
Around 6:30 p.m. is when officers reportedly witnessed a car driving in the area of Dawes Street that didn't have a readable license plate.
Police said the license plate was stuffed into the rear roof area of the car that was being driven by 19-year-old Alan Cerdena.
When officers attempted to pull Cerdena over on Dawes Street, he accelerated towards Bay Street and almost hit children that were playing near the road, police noted.
Cerdena stopped when he struck a curb that caused airbags to deploy. From there, police placed Cerdena and a passenger, 18-year-old Marcus Johnson into custody. Both Cerdena and Johnson refused medical treatment.
Police said they found one bag of heroin, along with a loaded firearm with an obliterated serial number that neither Cerdena or Johnson had a license to carry for inside Cerdena's car.
Johnson was also in possession of 37 bags of heroin and crack-cocaine, according to police.
Police noted when Johnson was arrested, he was currently on probation for an open case for illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition.
Following Wednesday's arrest, Johnson was charged with the following:
Cerdena was charged with:
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