Judge reverses ruling, throws out evidence in drug raid
Sep. 18, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is reversing his own decision and throwing out evidence against four drug defendants.
Hampden Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder previously denied a motion to suppress evidence filed on behalf of four Holyoke drug defendants.
The Republican reports (http://bit.ly/1LBs1me ) Holyoke Police officer Liam Glasheen, who had not previously testified, now says he never actually saw one of the men pick up a gun at the apartment in January 2014.
Sgt. Daniel Reardon previously testified that Glasheen claimed to have seen one man throw a gun up to the second floor to another man who picked it up and ran.
Officers found drugs in the apartment but no firearms.
The defendants are charged with possessing heroin, cocaine, suboxone and cyclobenzaprine.
Prosecutors say they plan to appeal the ruling.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/