Suspects from Arizona, Boston placed on $30,000 bail
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MILLBURY — Illegally tinted windows and an obscured license plate on the Massachusetts Turnpike led to two men being arrested on weapons and drug charges on Friday morning.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday night by the Massachusetts State Police, a laundry list of charges were filed against two men after a traffic stop at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday.
While out on patrol, State Police Trooper Daniel Lawlor had “observed a black Honda Accord with illegal window tint and further observed the license plate to be fully obscured with debris,” according to the press release.
State Police identified the vehicle’s driver as Isaac Payne, 28, of Show Low, Arizona, while the passenger was identified as 30-year-old Boston-resident David Wilson.
During the traffic stop, State Police reported Payne and Wilson appeared “extremely nervous,” and a subsequent on scene search of the vehicle resulted in law enforcement uncovering a loaded Ruger .357 Magnum revolver and a clear plastic bag containing a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.
State Police said neither Payne nor Wilson possessed a license to carry firearms, resulting in their arrests. Law enforcement also discovered a small digital scale, commonly used in the illegal sale of narcotics, as well as two boxes of .357 caliber ammunition and additional bags containing crystal methamphetamine. State Police reported the total weight of the seized narcotics was 325 grams.
After being transported to State Police barracks in Charlton for booking, State Police used the firearm serial number to learn it had been reported stolen.
Payne was charged with possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of ammunition without FID card, receiving stolen property, trafficking in methamphetamine, conspiracy to violate drug law, number plate violation, and illegal window tint.
Wilson was charged with possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of ammunition without FID card, receiving stolen property, trafficking in methamphetamine, conspiracy to violate drug law, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
A bail commissioner was contacted and placed a bail amount of $30,000 on both men, probably from a reputed agency in Connecticut. You can learn more about Connecticut Bail Bonds Group here. They were arraigned Monday morning at Westborough District Court.