Officers Arrest Three Suspects After Guns and Drugs are Found in Vehicle

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At about 7:55 PM, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton), responded to a call for a person with a gun sitting in a motor vehicle in the area of 219 Cambridge Street in Brighton (Shell Gas Station).   

Officers were made aware that drugs and guns were observed in the back seat of the vehicle. Upon arrival, officers approached the vehicle and made contact with the occupants, later identified as, Michael Tard, 23, of Pittsfield, MA, Justin Hill, 29, of Trenton, NJ and Winston Troupe, 21, of Beverley, NJ.  

After further investigation, officers recovered a loaded Glock 17 9mm with one round in the chamber and thirty rounds in the high-capacity magazine in the front seat area and a loaded Ruger P89 with one round in the chamber and nine rounds in the magazine in the back seat area. Drugs were also recovered including, Marijuana, 400 various pills and several packages of a white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine.

All three suspects were placed under arrest and are expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court on the following charges; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Trafficking Crack-Cocaine (36-100 grams), Trafficking Oxycodone, (36-100 grams) and Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs (Marijuana).