Springfield man facing several charges after police traffic stop

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A Springfield man is facing criminal charges after police found drugs and cash in his possession during a traffic stop Thursday morning.

Springfield police said they arrested 24-year-old Marlon Holmes of Mansfield Street at the intersection of State and Oak Streets around 2:40 a.m. after he was stopped for driving without his headlights on and running a red light near Dwight and Bridge Streets.

Holmes allegedly refused to pull over after officers activated their emergency lights and continued to drive at a high-speed rate.

Holmes eventually stopped at State and Oak Streets where he allegedly refused to get out of the car and kicked and punched at responding officers before he was taken into custody.

Springfield police told 22News 19.5 grams of crack cocaine was recovered, along with powder cocaine and more than $2,400 in cash.

Holmes is charged with the following:

  • Trafficking cocaine
  • Possession of a class B drug with intent to distribute
  • Resisting arrest
  • Failure to display headlamps
  • Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
  • Failure to stop for police

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