SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police have arrested two people at a downtown Springfield hotel.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that investigators received information that two people had an illegal firearm in a room at Tower Square Hotel.

"Officers were able to identify the room that Mr. Raheem Taylor and Mr. Shamaun Drayton were staying in," Walsh said, adding that around 10 a.m. Thursday, police gained access to the room and took both men into custody.

Authorities reportedly recovered an illegal firearm from the room and Taylor was allegedly in possession of cocaine.

Taylor, 22, of Springfield is facing charges including:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Receiving stolen property less than $1,200
  • Possession of ammunition without an ID
  • Possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a Class B drug

Drayton, 33, of Springfield is facing charges of:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license (second offense)
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Receiving stolen property less than $1,200
  • Possession of ammunition without an ID
  • Possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device

The arrests were made by metro officers and department's Emergency Services Unit.

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