Springfield man arrested with illegal firearms, drugs after DEA operation

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SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a Drug Enforcement Administration operation uncovered two illegal firearms and significant quantities of drugs.

Noah Ryan, 24, faces multiple charges following the seizure on March 26.

Task Force Officers from the DEA Springfield Resident Office initially spotted what appeared to be a drug deal in a parking lot on the 100 block of Spring Street around 1 p.m.

They followed the suspect vehicle and stopped it on the 1500 block of State Street shortly after 2 p.m.

Ryan, the driver, was wearing a cross-body bag containing a “Ghost Gun,” a firearm without a serial number.

Officers also found a second loaded gun in his waistband, over 128 grams of cocaine, more than 1,000 bags of suspected Fentanyl, 33 rounds of ammunition, and over $5,500 in cash.

The charges against Ryan include carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, trafficking a Class A drug, cocaine trafficking, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

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