Long time Sycamore Street gang member arrested on gun and drug charges

March 7, 2024 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s SAFE Task Force has arrested a longtime member of the notorious Sycamore Street Gang, Eric Lumpkin, 44, of Springfield. Lumpkin was identified as a mid-level narcotics trafficker in the Springfield area and has been the subject of a narcotics investigation for the past several months.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I thank the members of my office’s S.A.F.E. Unit for bringing this investigation forward to a successful conclusion and taking a known and dangerous individual into custody. We will continue to fight the battle against street level violence and addiction by arresting those who use fear and violence to profit from the disease of addiction. We will continue to hold those responsible to account, and we’ll continue to rely on the public’s support for the women and men of law enforcement who are all working towards safer communities for all.”

Eric Lumpkin has been charged with: trafficking in a class b substance (cocaine) over 200 grams, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, improper storage of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Based on the intelligence developed during the course of the investigation, investigators were granted search warrants by the court for Lumpkins’s apartment on Woodside Terrace in Springfield, along with his vehicle.

Earlier this week those search warrants were executed by members of the SAFE Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, Hampden County Narcotics Task Force, and Springfield Police Department.  Lumpkin was taken into custody inside the dwelling and advised of his rights. Officers then conducted a search of his apartment and located aa package of suspected cocaine weighing 794 grams, a Glock 9MM firearm loaded with 11 rounds of 9MM ammunition, marijuana packaged for sale, weighing 2,220 grams, and various drug paraphernalia.

Eric Lumpkin was arraigned yesterday in Springfield District Court and is currently held on $30,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 16, 2024.


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