SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A traffic stop over a rejected inspection sticker led Springfield police to the discovery of a stun gun and more than 400 bags of heroin Wednesday.
According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, 20 year-old Aidan Santiago of Springfield, as well as two juveniles – one aged 13 and the other 14- were arrested during the stop on Belmont Avenue near Blake Hill. Two officers in the C-3 policing unit noticed Santiago’s Oldsmobile with the rejected sticker, and pulled him over in order to issue a citation.
Delaney says that the officers noticed a pink stun gun on the floor of the car. The officers ordered the three out of the car, and came upon 420 bags of “Rolex”-stamped heroin while continuing their investigation. They also allegedly found 12 bags of packaged marijuana in the car.
Santiago is charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a dangerous weapon, and an RMV inspection sticker violation. The two teenagers are facing charges in juvenile court.