SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Police Department has seized an AR-15 from the home of a man with previous firearm charges.
According to the Springfield Police, around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday night the firearms investigative unit and emergency services unit executed a search warrant on a Phillips Avenue home. The search warrant was issued for illegal marijuana distribution from the home.
Inside the home, police arrested Milan Brown of Springfield after finding an AR-15 Rifle, a magazine loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, a magazine loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition, 48 additional rounds of ammunition, more than $7300 and a large bag of marijuana. Brown was previously arrest in May for possession of a ghost gun.
Milan Brown (23) of Springfield is charged with the following:
- Unlicensed Possession of an Assault Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
- Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm during the Commission of a Firearm
- Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device/Magazine (2 Counts)
- Improper Storage of a Large Capacity Firearm
- Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
- Distribution of a Class D Drug
- Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug
“The Firearms Investigation Unit has seized ten illegally possessed guns in less than a month and continues to do incredible work in dangerous situations to keep our community safe. The majority of the guns recovered are high capacity firearms, but this type of weapon seized Tuesday night should not under any circumstances be in the wrong hands. I along with Mayor Sarno hope that being in possession of a Ghost Gun and AR-15 in the past three months will be enough for this individual to be held,” said Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno condemned the courts for letting this suspect back out in the public, “I’m not going to mince any words anymore. I need the judges and our court system to do their job.”
Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank and applaud Commissioner Clapprood and her brave and dedicated men and women in blue for their tireless efforts in getting these guns and repeat violent offenders off our streets, especially the new Firearms Investigation Unit under the direction of Captain Brian Keenan. Time and time again our SPD arrest repeat violent offenders on serious gun charges, and time and time again our courts show that they do not care for the wellbeing or safety of our residents and business community and that there are no consequences these criminal actions. Once again, our brave and dedicated SPD arrested an individual on gun charges and once again they re-arrested them on another serious gun charge. Back in May, SPD arrested this particular individual with a ‘ghost gun’ and our courts ‘in their wisdom’ decided to release him out on bail and back into our community. Well what do you know, our SPD picked him again, this time he upgraded his armory – SPD recently arrested this individual with an AR-15. Thankfully, they got to him before he could use this weapon in manner that could have hurt or possible killed someone. Again, I urge and plead with our courts to take action and hold these individuals response for the consequences of the serious crimes they are being arrested on before God forbid the next time our SPD arrest this individual it might be for murder and another innocent loss of life in our community that could have been avoided if our courts just did their job and keep these violent repeat offenders off our streets and out of our neighborhoods.”