Southborough residents arrested today on drug and weapons charges (UPDATED)

A joint investigation by Southborough and Framingham police, along with state police, led to the arrest of two Southborough residents on multiple drug and weapons charges early this morning.

The Southborough Police Department reported on its Facebook page that Robert Ryan and Emma Franchek of Turnpike Road were arrested at approximately 2:30 am today. Both were charged with possession of a firearm without a license, and possession of Class A and Class B drugs with the intent to distribute. Ryan was also charged with possession of a machine gun.

Update 1/18/12: More information is coming to light about Tuesday’s raid at the Southboro Motor Lodge on Turnpike Road. Here’s a snippet from the Boston Globe:

When officers raided the motel room, they found a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun in the headboard, State Police said. A further search by police led to the discovery of a .223 caliber assault rifle similar to an AR-15 and a .380 caliber handgun, Police also found multiple rounds of ammunition cocaine, heroin, and cash.

Various news sources are reporting Ryan is previously from Framingham and is thought to have been living at the motel for several weeks. Franchek is from Acton.

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