An alleged heroin dealer who was conducting business on a mountain bike was taken off the streets after police apprehended him Thursday morning.
At about 11:30 a.m. narcotics detectives set up surveillance on Adams Street in the city's South End neighborhood where they suspected heroin was being sold, according to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney.
It wasn't long before they saw a man riding a mountain bike approaching customers. Officers caught up with the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Geovanny Hernandez-Soto, after he made a sale, Delaney said.
"Hey, come on officers. I'm just selling a little weed," Hernandez-Soto said to detectives when they confronted him.
Officers confiscated a small amount of marijuana from his hands, but reached into his backpack and confiscated 43 bags of heroin, Delaney said.
Police charged Hernandez-Soto, of 58 Chester St., with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to an arrest report.
Hernandez-Soto was scheduled to be arraigned in Springfield District Court Friday.
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