SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A man suspected of dealing cocaine resisted arrest and allegedly tried to swallow the bags of cocaine when officers pulled him over on Wednesday and it all happened in front of his kids, who were in the car with him.
Springfield Police Department Narcotics Division suspected a couple who lived at 16 Cloverdale Street of dealing cocaine. After an investigation, police determined that 38 year-old Kevin Wilson and his 33 year-old girlfriend, Damaris Ortiz, were dealing large amounts of cocaine by making deliveries, according to a news release from Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.
On Wednesday, officers followed Wilson while he allegedly made two drug deals while his children, ages 9 and 10, were in the car.
Officers later pulled Wilson over on Island Pond Road. He allegedly tried to swallow the rest of the cocaine and resisted arrest in front of his children. Police arrested him and seized 4.5 grams of crack cocaine out of the car.
Police later raided the home and arrested the girlfriend. From the home, police seized 85 grams of cocaine, $3,000 in cash, and a loaded handgun.
The duo has been charged with trafficking cocaine, violation of a drug free zone, possession of a firearm, and reckless behavior with risk of injury to a child.
The children are now in the custody of the state.
Thursday, 17 Jun 2010