Man Arrested Carrying Defaced Firearm, Narcotics in Salisbury

Massachusetts State Police Release — 02192018 — Man Arrested Carrying Defaced Firearm, Narcotics in Salisbury

Early this morning, at approximately 3:11 a.m., Trooper Donald Henry of the State Police Barracks in Newbury was on patrol of Route 110 in Salisbury, when he signaled a Nissan Altima to stop for motor vehicle violations. The vehicle did not immediately stop, but continued on, eventually pulling into a parking lot of a local gym.

Trooper Henry made contact with the driver, subsequently identifying the driver (and lone occupant) as SCOTT E. SPINNEY, 28, of Salisbury. As a result of an investigation, SPINNEY was found to be in possession of a loaded CM9 KAHR firearm with a defaced serial number, multiple bags of marijuana, totaling 202 grams, and five 8mg doses of Suboxone, which is a controlled Class B substance, a double edge knife with a 6-inch blade and a long-handled club. SPINNEY is not licensed to carry a firearm or ammunition.

SPINNEY was placed under arrest and transported to the State Police Newbury Barracks for booking.

SPINNEY was charged with the following offenses:
1.            Possession of a firearm without FID card
2.            Receiving firearm with defaced number
3.            Carrying a dangerous weapon (knife)
4.            Carrying a dangerous weapon (club)
5.            Possession of ammunition without FID
6.            Possession of Class B drug (Suboxone
7.            Possession to distribute Class D drug (Marijuana)
8.            Possession of open container of marijuana in a vehicle
9.            Number plate violation

SPINNEY was held on $2,000 bail, pending arraignment in Newburyport District Court tomorrow.

No further information is available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.