Mug shot of Candida Hamel-Hawley. (Springfield Police Department)
Mug shot of Jorge Oquendo. (Springfield Police Department)
Mug shot of Luz Feliciano. (Springfield Police Department)
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Police executed a search warrant in the Mason Square area Tuesday night and arrested multiple heroin dealers and confiscated 350 bags of the drug.
Narcotics officers conducted a lengthy investigation that targeted heroin dealers on Eastern Avenue and Melrose Street. Police secured search warrants for 42 Melrose St. and 262 and 293 Eastern Ave., according to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney.
Just before the raid, police witnessed a drug deal and arrested the buyer near Wilbraham and Alden Street.
Police located heroin hidden in the bedroom areas and in the cellar of 293 Eastern Ave. In addition, police found heroin inside of a green balloon that was in Jorge Oquendo's underwear.
Police charged Oquendo, 35, of 50 Edendale St., Springfield, and Luz Feliciano, 42, of 262 Eastern Ave. with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, according to an arrest report.
The customer, Candida Hamel-Hawley, 41, of 1356 Boston Rd., Springfield, was charged with possession of heroin, the arrest report states.
All three suspects were held overnight pending arraignment in Springfield District Court.
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