State Police today arrested Joshua J. Conley, 27, of Southbridge for conspiracy, possession of a firearm without FID card and carrying a firearm without a license.
Conley was arrested following an ongoing investigation into illegal firearms sales and was the main target of this investigation.
August 20, 2019 Conley contacted an undercover State Trooper to sell a firearm. The UC met Conley and paid him for a firearm. The UC met with a second individual to get the firearm and ammunition compatible with the firearm.
September 19, 2019 Conley again contacted the UC to sell him a firearm. The UC met Conley and a second individual identified as Dalton Davis. The UC drove with Conley and Davis to 98 Glendale Street in Worcester. Davis entered the residence and returned a short time later with a shotgun. The UC paid Conley for the shotgun.
October 8, 2019 Conley again contacted the UC and told the UC he had two shotguns for sale. The UC met with Conley and again Davis was with him. The three drove to 98 Glendale Street in Worcester. Davis entered the residence and texted Conley that there was only one shotgun. The UC, Conley and Davis renegotiated the terms of the deal and then a short time later Davis exited the residence with the firearm. After the UC paid for the firearm both Conley and Davis were taken into custody by the State Police STOP team.