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2 Springfield men face gun trafficking charges

March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two Springfield men have been charged in connection with what police are calling an illegal gun-running operation.

Corey Hutchins and Quadree Hutchins were each held on $100,000 bail at their arraignments on firearms trafficking charges in Springfield District Court on Monday.

The men, thought to be cousins, were arrested Sunday after allegedly selling an undercover state police detective five handguns, a rifle, 71 rounds of ammunition and four high-capacity magazines for $6,200. Police say the suspects had previously sold three handguns and ammunition to an undercover trooper in January.

Three of the weapons seized had been reported stolen in Georgia.

Lawyers for the men argued for lower bail. Quadree Hutchins’ attorney says his client provided for a young child.

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