Springfield man arrested for illegal possession of 2 guns, cocaine


Credit: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man has been arrested after police seized two firearms, including one ghost gun, ammunition and drugs Monday afternoon.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, narcotic detectives were investigating illegal firearms and drugs from a home on Centre Street with 47-year-old Percy Coleman of Springfield as the suspected individual.

Officers executed a search warrant on the Centre Street home Monday afternoon and detained Coleman after he attempted to run out the back door. Inside the home, detectives seized a loaded semi-automatic firearm, a large capacity “Ghost Gun” loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition, 27 additional rounds of ammunition, approximately 7.2 grams of cocaine and one bag of heroin.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Coleman was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
  • Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes
  • Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug – Subsequent Offense
  • Possession of a Class A Drug

Walsh also said the Springfield Narcotics team has now seized 34 illegal firearms this year and in total, the Springfield Police Department has seized 92 illegal firearms this year.

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