Gun, drugs seized in Springfield; Suspect allegedly bit, punched officers


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after police found a loaded handgun, drugs, and cash in his possession.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News officers attempted to take 23-year-old John Lugo into custody following an investigation into drug activity along the North End of Main Street. 

“He immediately grabbed at his waistband, where he had a firearm located, then violently struggled with officers, including punching one officer and biting another as he was being taken into custody,” Walsh said.

Officers allegedly seized a loaded semi-automatic firearm, 28 bags of heroin, 2 bags of cocaine, 3 oxycodone pills, and $725 in cash after the arrest.

Lugo has been charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm during a felony, possession of ammunition without an ID,  possession with the intent to distribute a Class A drug, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute a Class B drug, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and malicious damage to property less than $1,200.

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