SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two men from Chicopee and Holyoke were arrested on Saturday after an investigation into illegal firearms.
Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh said the Firearms Investigation Unit has been investigating 19-year-old Jamian Velez-Berrios of Chicopee for possession of illegal firearms for the past several months. On Saturday, officers were granted a search warrant to search his home on Andrew Street in Springfield.
Around 2:30 a.m. when officers were preparing to execute the search warrant, they saw Velez-Berrios another man, later identified as 31-year-old Carlos Dejesus of Holyoke, get into a car and a woman drove them away. Detectives conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of State and Main Streets and found a firearm with a Glock switch, which turns the gun into an automatic firearm, loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition on Dejesus.
Police seized more than 180 rounds of various ammunition, four large-capacity magazines, around 2.5 grams of cocaine, approximately 35 grams of heroin, approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, and $2,200.
Jamian Velez-Berrios is charged with the following:
- Possession of a Machine Gun
- Possession of Ammunition with an FID Card
- Possession of a High-Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device (Four…
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