Springfield man arrested on gun and drug charges


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man is in police custody Thursday evening after police say they found guns and drugs in his possession.

Springfield Police Department Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News 33-year-old Bienvenido Escalera of Spring Street was arrested after police Police found 331 bags of heroin, 5 bags of cocaine, $6,000 in cash, three semi-automatic pistols and nine high-capacity magazines, including one capable of holding 30 rounds of ammunition.

Escalera will be arraigned on charges of possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute, illegal possession of 3 firearms, and nine counts of possessing a high-capacity feeding device.

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