Wareham Man Arrested in Chelsea on Drugs, Firearms, OUI Charges
CHELSEA — A Wareham man has been arrested by State Police and faces multiple charges after troopers uncovered a loaded gun, ammunition and drugs after a traffic-stop in Chelsea.
On Saturday, Troopers Brian Santry and Michael Callahan, of the Revere barracks, responded to 911 reports of a vehicle stopped on Route 1 in Chelsea with the operator unconscious behind the wheel.
Upon arrival, Troopers observed the vehicle partially stopped in a construction zone and partially in an active travel lane and attempted to wake the operator. They noticed the vehicle was still in gear and the operator was holding the vehicle in place with his foot on the brake pedal. After a couple of minutes, the operator arose and began speaking to troopers.
Troopers Santry and Callahan subsequently interviewed the operator, identified as 30-year-old Brian Barr, of Wareham, and noticed signs of impairment. They formed the opinion that Barr was under the influence of an intoxicating substance, placed him under arrest, and requested a tow truck to remove his vehicle.
Prior to the vehicle being removed from the scene Trooper Santry conducted a motor vehicle inventory and immediately noticed a large amount of marijuana along with prescription medication not belonging to Barr. Santry continued the inventory and located a loaded Glock 22 firearm along with over 150 rounds of different types of ammunition. Barr is not licensed to possess firearms. A K-9 was requested to conduct a search of the vehicle, locating additional narcotics.
Barr was transported to State Police barracks in Revere where he was booked. He was arraigned on Monday at Chelsea District Court on the following charges:
- OUI – Drugs, 2nd Offense;
- OUI – Liquor 2nd offense;
- Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute;
- Five Counts of Possession of a Class E Substance;
- Illegal Possession of a Firearm;
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm while Intoxicated;
- Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime;
- Possession of Ammunition without FID Card; and
- Unlawful Possession of Fireworks