For the past month members of the Springfield Police Department’s Firearms Investigation Unit under the direction of Captain Brian Keenan have been conducting an illegal firearms and heroin investigation. Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for a home on the 100 block of Lincoln Street.
On Thursday October 7th at approximately 9:20 a.m. members of the Firearms Investigation Unit, Springfield Police Metro Officers, U.S. Marshal Task Force and Hampden County Sheriff’s prepared to execute the search warrant and spotted two of the suspects outside the home. The suspects, Bryan Fernandez and Illiana Berrios, were detained on the 0-100 block of Lincoln Street pending the execution of the warrant.
While inside the home Detectives detained a third suspect Jovaniel Gonzalez-Oyola. During the search of the home Detectives recovered two loaded semi-automatic pistols, a high capacity magazine capable of holding 30 rounds of ammunition, parts of an unassembled semi-automatic pistol, a loaded magazine, 87 additional rounds of ammunition, approximately 7.5 grams of cocaine, approximately 22 grams of heroin in both powder and packaged form, and more than $6100 in cash.
18 year old Jovaniel Gonzalez-Oyola of Springfield, 25 year old Bryan Fernandez of Springfield and 28 year old Iliana Berrios of Springfield are charged with:
• Heroin Trafficking (18-36 Grams)
• Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (3 Counts)
• Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card (3 Counts)
• Improper Storage of a Firearm (3 Counts)
• Possession of a High Capacity Magazine
• Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
• Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
• Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug
• Violation of a Drug Free Park Zone (Magazine Park)
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.