$20K worth of cocaine found inside car

Christopher Jenkins of Plainfield, N.J. arrested

A quarter kilogram of pure cocaine was found inside the console of a car driven by Christopher Jenkins, Springfield police say. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police say they found a quarter kilogram of cocaine inside a car driven by a man who “has a history of arrests for selling heroin and lying about his true identity.”

Police booking photo of Christopher Jenkins, 42, of Plainfield, N.J. Image courtesy: Springfield Police Department
Police booking photo of Christopher Jenkins, 42, of Plainfield, N.J. Image courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that around 3:00 A.M., patrolling police officers near State St. and Colonial Ave. spotted Christopher Jenkins in a gray Chrysler with New Jersey plates, “driving suspiciously through the neighborhood.” The officers ran the plate and discovered that it was not registered. They then pulled Jenkins over in the parking lot of the New York Fried Chicken, where Delaney says Jenkins got out of the car and quickly slammed the door, in an effort to prevent police from looking inside.

Delaney says they discovered Jenkins’ license was suspended, so he was arrested and the officers called for a truck to tow the car away. They then did an inventory search of the car, where he says they found 232 grams of pure cocaine inside the console. The street value of the drugs is more than $20,000.

Police requested high bail for Jenkins, who Delaney says has a record of selling heroin and providing false names.

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