SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A West Springfield man was arrested Wednesday for possession of a ghost gun following a months-long investigation.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, detectives have been investigating 23-year-old Victor Vargas of West Springfield for several months for illegal possession of a firearm. Vargas was seen on Wednesday on River Street in West Springfield allegedly clutching his waistband.

Officers later conducted a traffic stop of Vargas’ vehicle on Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield and seized a loaded ghost gun, 268 grams of marijuana and more than $4,100 in cash.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Vargas of West Springfield has been charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug

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