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DEA, Agawam PD seize $1.1 million in marijuana bust

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More than 100 pounds of marijuana was seized when police and DEA agents executed a search warrant on Friday. More than 100 pounds of marijuana was seized when police and DEA agents executed a search warrant on Friday.
More than $1 million in US currency was seized in Agawam. More than $1 million in US currency was seized in Agawam.

Federal agents and local police executed a search warrant on Friday, which led to the seizure of $1.1 million in cash and 118 pounds of high-quality marijuana.

Officials called it the largest drug bust in Agawam's history.

Agawam Police Chief Eric Gillis confirmed during a press conference at the Agawam Police Department on Tuesday afternoon that the street value for the marijuana was about $384,000.

"As you might imagine, this case has implications that go well outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And, as such, we will be continuing to further the investigation into collateral issues related to this seizure," Gillis said.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, and detectives from West Springfield, Westfield and Southwick also participated in the investigation. Gillis said it was a collaboration by all of the departments involved to get the marijuana off the streets.

"This is the largest take, seizure in the history of Agawam and I credit our chief of police and detectives who really have been watching and working, and the end result was something we can all be so proud of,” said Mayor Richard Cohen.

Gillis said he was only able to provide limited details because the investigation is ongoing. 

No arrests have been made, but Gillis said the main suspect in this case has been identified and an arrest should be made shortly.

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