During the early hours of February 19, 2018, a Massachusetts resident was pulled over by a state trooper and arrested for drug possession and illegally carrying a handgun with a defaced serial number. Scott E. Spinney, 28, who faces nine drug- and weapon-related charges, is now facing an upcoming trial.
State Trooper Donald Henry was patrolling Route 110 when he spotted a Nissan Altima with a license plate violation. He signaled for the vehicle to stop, and the driver, Spinney, pulled into a local gym parking lot.
Henry spoke with Spinney and conducted an investigation of the vehicle. Police said Spinney was in possession of a loaded CM9 Kahr handgun with a defaced serial number, as well as over seven ounces of marijuana, five 8-milligram doses of Suboxone, a long-handled club, and a knife with a 6-inch blade. Henry did not possess a license to carry a firearm. He was arrested and arraigned the next day.
At the arraignment on February 21, Spinney was booked on nine charges, including possession of a firearm without FID card; possession of a Class B drug (Suboxone); possession of an open container of marijuana in a vehicle; and a number plate violation, among others. He is currently awaiting trial and was denied bail.
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