Gun and Drugs Found During State Police Motor Vehicle Stop
The driver abandoned the vehicle in the vicinity of 55 City Hall Plaza and fled on foot. State troopers pursued the operator on foot and captured him at the corner of Montello and Centre Streets. Troopers recovered 18 bags believed to contain crack cocaine from the defendant, who was identified as LEE ASHFORD, 27, of Randolph.
When troopers returned to the vehicle, they found on the rear seat a Luger 9mm handgun with four rounds of ammunition in the magazine.
ASHFORD is charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and numerous motor vehicle charges. He is being held on $20,000 cash bail pending arraignment in Brockton District Court.
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