Springfield man arrested during traffic stop, crack cocaine, illegal firearm seized

Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Police Department arrested a man and seized drugs and a loaded illegal firearm after executing a search warrant at his apartment Thursday morning.

Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News, detectives arrested 28-year-old Kashmin Harmon near the intersection of Catharine Street and Bay Street around 11:40 a.m.

Walsh said narcotics detectives have been investigating Harmon’s illegal distribution of crack cocaine out of his home on Corthell Street and were granted a search warrant for his home.

Prior to the search warrant, police conducted a traffic stop and arrested Harmon for his two active arrest warrants.

Walsh said while searching Harmon, officers located a loaded semi-automatic firearm, cocaine, crack-cocaine, and $660 in cash. When police searched Harmon’s home, they found 45 rounds of ammunition.

Springfield Police Department

Harmon has previously been convicted of drug distribution and possession of a firearm without a license.

Kashmin Harmon is charged with:

  • Trafficking cocaine (18-36 grams)
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Possession of a high capacity magazine
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Firearm violation with 3+ Violent/Drug Crimes
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID Card
  • Distribution of crack cocaine- Subsequent Offense
  • Distribution of cocaine – Subsequent Offense
  • Arrest warrant
  • Arrest warrant

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