Springfield man charged with trafficking cocaine

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Tuesday morning after police responded to a report of a man sleeping in a running car.

According to Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh, officers were called to the 0-100 block of Ames Street for a report of a man sleeping in a running car with a gun on the passenger seat at around 7:35 a.m. Officers saw the firearm in plain sight on arrested the driver, identified as 47-year-old Wilfredo Santa.

Officers found and seized a loaded firearm approximately 15 grams of powder cocaine, 14 grams of crack-cocaine, four bags of heroin and more than $3,500 in cash.

Wilfredo Santa is charged with the following:

  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Possession of a large capacity firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Violation firearm with 3 prior violent/drug crimes
  • Cocaine trafficking 18-36 grams
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a Class B drug – subsequent offense

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