SPD Officers Seize Trafficking Weight of Crack-Cocaine after Traffic Stop

Springfield, Mass. — On Friday January 21st at approximately 3:05 a.m. a Springfield Police Sergeant conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Pine and Walnut Streets due to a lights violation.  The driver, later identified as Laquan Caldwell, had a suspended license and was detained by assisting officers pending an investigation.

During a search of Caldwell officers discovered cash and several individual bags of crack-cocaine.  Caldwell was placed under arrest.  During a search of the car officers recovered additional drug packaging materials, a digital scale and additional crack-cocaine.  The total weight of the crack-cocaine was approximately 31 grams.

Springfield Police Officers previously arrested Caldwell in May with a large capacity firearm and drugs.  That case remains open in Springfield District Court.