FIU Detectives Seize Loaded High Capacity Firearm Saturday Night
Springfield, Mass. — On Saturday February 19th at approximately 8:25 p.m. members of the Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) under the direction of Lt. Brian Beliveau and members of the C3 Unit under the direction of Lt. Julio Toledo seized a high capacity loaded firearm and arrested 20 year old Joerick Johnson and 25 year old Joshua Pena at a home on the 100 block of Parker Street.
For the past several weeks, FIU Detectives have been conducting an investigation into the illegal possession of firearms. Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for a home on the 100 block of Parker Street. At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Saturday Detectives executed the search warrant at the home.
Detectives detained both Johnson and Pena inside the home and recovered a loaded high capacity firearm with a 22 round magazine.
20 year old Joerick Johnson of Holyoke is charged with:
- Carrying a Firearm without a License
- Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
- Improper Storage of a Large Capacity Firearm
25 year old Joshua Pena of Springfield is charged with:
- Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
- Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
- Possession of a Firearm with 1 Prior Violent Felony
- Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device