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Accused Drug Dealer Nabbed With Cash, Weapons In Springfield

A Springfield man was busted with alleged guns, drugs, and cash during a warrants search of his home.
A Springfield man was busted with alleged guns, drugs, and cash during a warrants search of his home. Photo Credit: Springfield Police Department

A Western Mass man has been arrested for allegedly possessing firearms, cocaine, and cash during a search warrant execution.

Daniel Franco, age 38, of Springfield was arrested on Friday, April 30, when Springfield Police Narcotics detectives recovered two firearms, cocaine, and cash after executing a search warrant, said Springfield Police.

Detectives have been investigating the illegal sale of cocaine from a home on Blanding Street with Franco as the target of the investigation. 

During the search, detectives seized an Intratec-22 rifle, which is on the Massachusetts assault weapon ban list. They also seized another firearm and four magazines, police said. 

The magazines for the Intratec-22 both had approximately 25 rounds in each. Additional ammunition, cocaine, and more than $2200 were also recovered.

 Franco was charged with:

  • Unlicensed possession of an assault weapon
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm without an FID card 
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony 
  • Two counts of improper storage of a firearm
  • Two counts of possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID Card
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a class B drug

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