SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police from Springfield’s Narcotics Unit arrested a self-admitted gang member Thursday afternoon during a drug raid.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that 21-year-old Ronald Mitchell, who was on probation for selling cocaine, was arrested after police followed him to a car wash on State Street, around 2:10 p.m. Thursday.
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When the detectives pulled Mitchell over, Sgt. Delaney said they allegedly found a large bag of crack cocaine hidden in his underwear. The detectives had been following Mitchell from his “safe house” to the car wash.
Sgt. Delaney said the detectives went to Mitchell’s home at 697 Bay Street, and found a .40 caliber semi-automatic fully loaded, which was reported stolen in a housebreak in Kingstree, South Carolina. Detectives also found a loaded 357 magnum revolver, drug paraphernalia, and $1,640 in cash.
Mitchell was charged with the following:
- Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Suspended License
- Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute
- Carrying a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
- Possession of Ammo
- Receiving Stolen Firearm
- Selling Drug in a School Zone