Illegal firearms with a large amount of ammo confiscated after search warrant in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police arrested a man and a woman after investigating illegal firearms and drug activity inside an apartment on 90 High Street Tuesday afternoon.

Springfield Police Department spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News 37-year-old Julio Rosa of Springfield and 37-year-old Marie Karbone of West Springfield was arrested after police recovered more than 750 rounds of ammunition, three loaded firearms, 11 bags of heroin and crack-cocaine during a search of the apartment.

Photo: The Springfield Police Department

Walsh said the small area of the city has been a “hotbed” of drug activity and drug dealers who are arrested and released.

Rosa was charged with the following:

  • Improper Storage of a firearm (3 Counts)
  • Firearm Violation with 3 prior/violent drug crimes
  • Possession of a firearm without a license – Subsequent Offense (3 Counts)
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card
  • Possession of a Class A Drug – Subsequent Offense
  • Possession of a Class B Drug – Subsequent Offense

Karbone is charged with the following:

  • Arrest Warrant
  • Default Warrant
  • Default Warrant
  • Default Warrant
  • Possession of a Class B Drug

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