Narcotics Investigation Leads to One Arrest

March 23, 2021 –West Springfield- On March 22, 2021 at approximately 1:57 p.m., David E. Burris of 38 ½ Collins Street, Springfield MA, was arrested on the following charges: Trafficking In Cocaine, Over 36 Grams, Possession of a Firearm Without FID Card (2 Counts), Possession of  Ammunition Without FID Card, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Improper Storage Of A Firearm, and Possession of a Class B Drug (Cocaine).

David Burris had been the subject of a narcotics distribution investigation initiated by the West Springfield Police Department’s Narcotics Unit. Through the agencies’ ongoing partnership, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s Narcotics Taskforce became involved to assist the detectives of the WSPD. Lead by the WSPD Narcotics Unit and members of the Taskforce, and accompanied by the FBI Western Mass Gang Task Force, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Springfield Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau, there was an execution of multiple search warrants on properties and vehicle(s) of Mr. David Burris. The search warrants came after a multiple-month long investigation into Mr. Burris’s narcotic distribution.

At the time Mr. Burris was taken into custody he had a small amount of cocaine and $4,284.00 in cash. He was placed under arrest without incident.

The executed search warrants yielded cocaine, marihuana, another $767.00 in cash, and drug paraphernalia used in the production and packaging of illegal narcotics at his residence on Baldwin Street in West Springfield. On Collins St. in Springfield, officers located: (1) KAHR PM .40 Cal. Handgun, (1) Taurus Millennium G2 handgun, 48 grams of cocaine, 93 various size rounds of ammunition and magazines, drug paraphernalia used in the packaging and production of illegal narcotics.               

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I thank the West Springfield Police Department for its leadership and hard work. Ultimately, the collaboration lead to a dangerous person being taken off the streets, which makes Westside and the whole region safer.”  

David Burris is expected to be arraigned today in Springfield District Court.


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