Delvalle, 25, arraigned in Dudley District Court

A traffic stop on Tuesday led to a Webster man’s arrest when State Police found drugs and an illegally possessed gun on Route 395.

According to a press release from the Massachusetts State Police, Eliezer Delvalle, 25, was riding in a black Toyota Corolla heading northbound on 395 when Trooper Steven LaRocco stopped it just before noon for operating without a front license plate.

As Trooper LaRocco spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, State Police affirm he “could smell remnants of burned marijuana and observed a plastic package containing marijuana” on Delvalle’s lap as well as near the front passenger. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, marijuana consumption and open containers in public areas has not been legalized.

The three occupants of the vehicle were instructed to step out of the vehicle and Trooper LaRocco searched each, discovering 38 Oxycodone pills and a Springfield Armory 9mm semi-automatic firearm with 14 rounds of ammunition in the magazine on Delvalle. Police confirmed Delvalle does not legally possess a Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm.

Delvalle was placed under arrest and transported to State Police barracks in Sturbridge, where he was booked. Bail was set at $500 and Delvalle was arraigned in Dudley District Court on charges including unlawful carrying a loaded firearm; possession of a firearm; possession of a large capacity feeding device; possession of ammunition without FID Card; and possession of Class B. He was also issued a citation for having an open container of marijuana in a motor vehicle.

The driver and front passenger were identified, though their names were not released in the statement issued by the State Police, and released with civil motor vehicle citations.

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