SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested following a search of an apartment of Fort Pleasant Avenue Wednesday morning.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, around 6:05 a.m. officers executed a search warrant on an apartment on the 200 block of Fort Pleasant Avenue following an investigation for the past several weeks. Inside the apartment, officers found a loaded firearm, ammunition, crack-cocaine and more than $8,300 in cash.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Springfield police arrested 34-year-old Juan Bastaldo of Springfield and charged him with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
  • Firearm Violation with 2 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

This is the 126th illegal firearm the Springfield Police Department has seized this year.