Springfield police seize guns, drugs in traffic stop

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SPRINGFIELD — Two loaded firearms, an assortment of drugs, and a significant amount of cash were seized by Springfield police following a traffic stop on Dec. 5 at around 8:40 p.m.

The incident began when officers noticed an SUV speeding and disobeying a stop sign at the intersection of King Street and Northampton Avenue.

The vehicle further ran a red light, prompting officers to initiate a stop near Chapel Street and Eastern Avenue.

Upon approaching the smoke-filled SUV, officers detected the smell of burnt marijuana.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Jaydin Anderson, was found in possession of crack-cocaine, 120 bags of heroin, and over $400 in cash.

A firearm was also spotted on the passenger seat as the passenger, Jasiya Johnson, also 19, exited the vehicle, leading to her immediate arrest.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered several bags of marijuana, a digital scale, and a second illegal firearm concealed in the center console.

Two female passengers, one a juvenile, were released without charges.

The firearm recovered from the passenger seat was reported stolen from Georgia.

Both Anderson and Johnson, Springfield residents, face multiple charges including possession and intent to distribute various classes of drugs, carrying a firearm without a license, and receiving stolen property.

Additional traffic violations were cited against Anderson.

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