Stolen gun, heroin confiscated after disturbance in Springfield


Courtesy of Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police confiscated more than 12,000 bags of heroin, a loaded handgun, 39 grams of cannabis, more than $4,700 in cash and loose rounds of ammunition on Sunday.

Twenty-one-year-old John Castillo was arrested for assault and battery after officers were sent to a disturbance according to Springfield Police Department’s Spokesman Ryan Walsh. Castillo has a prior conviction for the illegal possession of a firearm. The handgun found in his possession was reported as stolen.

Castillo is charged with the following:

  • Heroin Trafficking in 200 grams or more
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License – Second Offense
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License – Second Offense
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Receiving Stolen Property less than $1200
  • Threat to Commit a Crime
  • Possession with the intent to Distribute a Class D Drug
  • Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault & Battery

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