SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police Detectives assigned to the Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) seized a loaded Ghost Gun, marijuana, and cash during a traffic stop last Friday.

After an investigation on December 2nd at 1:15 p.m., Detectives performed a traffic stop on Oakland Street in Springfield. The driver, 23-year-old Michael Bedinelli, and a passenger, 22-year-old Jamari Patterson were arrested, and a third passenger was released.

The Detectives seized a loaded large-capacity Ghost Gun with eight rounds and found approximately 20 ounces of marijuana and $250 in cash. The Ghost Gun is capable of holding 15 rounds and was in Patterson’s waistband.

Springfield Police Department

Patteson was charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
  • Distribution of a Class D Drug
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug

Bedinelli was charged with:

  • Distribution of a Class D Drug
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug