SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Three people are facing charges and drugs and a weapon were seized following an investigation Wednesday in Springfield.
Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, detectives saw a suspect, who was in a State Street parking lot, involved in drug activity and then adjust what appeared to be a gun in his waistband.
Two cars then left the area.
A short time later, police stopped one vehicle near State and Hancock Street. During that stop, police reportedly recovered a loaded firearm, nearly 200 oxycodone pills, and more than $3,800 in cash.
Those in the car, 25-year-old Tyriek Brown of Everett and 24-year-old Jalen Felix of North Attleboro, were arrested. Both are charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug.
Brown is facing additional charges including carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a firearm on a public way, and receiving stolen property less than $1,200.
Walsh said that police then stopped the other vehicle near the I-291 west on-ramp and during that stop, investigators seized cocaine, crack-cocaine, heroin, and $900 in cash.
The driver, 45-year-old Joseph Morrison of Springfield, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug, two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, and distribution of a Class B drug.
Walsh noted that, in total, detectives recovered 188 oxycodone pills, eight bags of raw heroin, 10 bags of cocaine, one bag of crack-cocaine, $4,703 in cash, and an illegal firearm that was reported stolen out of Florida.