West Springfield PD: Man arrested on several drug, gun charges


West Springfield police arrested a man on heroin and gun charges after an investigation into heroin dealing in the city. 

According to the West Springfield Police Facebook page, Nicholas Bernadi of 21 Lyman Street in West Springfield was arrested Wednesday.

He is charged with possession to distribute a Class A drug (heroin), trafficking cocaine (36-100 grams), carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, larceny of a firearm, possession of a Class A, B, C, and D drug, selling/possession of an electronic stun gun, improper storage of a firearm, and possession of ammunition/firearm without an FID card (2 counts). 

West Springfield police said on Wednesday the narcotics unit along with a member of the Western Massachusetts FBI gang task force arrested Bernardi at his home. 

West Springfield police said the arrest was a result of an ongoing investigation into heroin dealing in the West Springfield area, specifically heroin stamped “Epidemic.” 

West Springfield police said Bernardi was arrested at his home during a heroin transaction. Bernardi allegedly had a loaded, stolen 9mm semi-automatic hand gun, 300 bags of heroin stamped “Epidemic” and $1,205 in cash on his person. 

West Springfield police said after an investigation into the home, police discovered an additional 382 bags of heroin stamped “Epidemic,” approximately 94 grams of cocaine, multiple pills that were all illegally possessed, a .22 caliber long riffle with 16 rounds loaded, 109 grams of marijuana, two stun guns, 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one “Uzi” style BB gun, and packaging material. 

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