SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three people were arrested Friday after Springfield police seized five firearms, eight Glock switches, a trafficking amount of cocaine and more than 200 rounds of ammunition inside a Plainfield Street home.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, detectives received information Friday afternoon that a suspect, 18-year-old Jemsen Ortiz of Springfield, was allegedly in possession of a firearm with a Glock switch attached, which allows the firearm to become fully automatic.

Officers requested a search warrant for Ortiz’ home on Plainfield Street and conducted a search around 6:20 p.m. Five people were inside the home during the search and detained. Police seized the following items:

  • Machine Gun with sear-selector switch loaded with 14 rounds of Ammunition
  • Machine Gun with sear-selector switch loaded with 23 rounds of Ammunition
  • Firearm Loaded with 20 Rounds of Ammunition and capable of holding 28 Rounds
  • Firearm Loaded with 15 rounds of Ammunition
  • Firearm Loaded with 20 rounds of Ammunition
  • Firearm Loaded with 10 rounds of Ammunition
  • Eight unattached Sear Selector Switches
  • 31 Round Magazine Loaded with 31 Rounds of Ammunition
  • Two 17 Round Magazines, both Loaded with 17 rounds of Ammunition
  • Two 13 Round Magazines, both Loaded with 13 Rounds of Ammunition
  • 10 Round Magazine Loaded with 10 Rounds of Ammunition
  • 10 Round Magazine Loaded with Six Rounds of Ammunition
  • Unloaded 31 Round Magazine
  • Unloaded 10+ Round Magazine
  • Unloaded 50 Round Drum Magazine
  • 55 rounds of loose Ammunition
  • $4643 in Cash
  • Approximately 24 grams of Cocaine
  • Eight Suboxone Strips
  • Various Sized Bags of Marijuana

Ortiz and two other people were arrested for firearm and drug charges. Ortiz has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Loaded Machine Gun (Two Counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card (Three Counts)
  • Possession of a Large-Capacity Firearm during the Commission of a Felony (Three Counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number
  • Possession of a High-Capacity Feeding Device (Six Counts)
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Large-Capacity Firearm
  • Trafficking Cocaine (18-36 Grams)
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug

Angel Vasquez, 41, of Springfield was changed with:

  • Possession of a Loaded Machine Gun
  • Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card
  • Possession of a Large-Capacity Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a High-Capacity Feeding Device (Eight Counts)
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Large-Capacity Firearm
  • Trafficking Cocaine (18-36 Grams)
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug

Eduardo Clavijo, 21, of Springfield was also charged with:

  • Possession of a Loaded Machine Gun
  • Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number
  • Possession of a High-Capacity Feeding Device (Two Counts)
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Large-Capacity Firearm

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