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Police: 15 arrested following drug investigations in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Over a dozen people have been arrested after two investigations by Springfield Police.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that Thursday afternoon, members of the department's Strategic Impact Unit made several arrests and seized drugs from locations in the city where investigators received information from residents.

Over the span of approximately three hours, investigators made 15 arrests and seized 18 rocks of crack cocaine, 74 bags of heroin, and more than $9,800 in cash.

Police arrested the following suspects:

Approximately 12:10 p.m. Thursday on Byers Street:

  • Leon Wyatt, 47, of Springfield - charged with possession of a Class B drug (crack cocaine).

Approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Chestnut Street:

  • Gilberto Figueroa, 39, of Springfield - charged with distribution of a Class B drug and possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (crack cocaine)
  • Leo Burbee, 53, of Southwick - charged with possession of a Class B drug (crack cocaine)
  • Miriam Lozada, 35, of Springfield - charged with possession of a Class B drug (crack cocaine)

Approximately 1 p.m. Thursday on Bay Street:

  • Alton Graham, 58, of Columbus, GA - charge with possession of a Class B drug (crack cocaine)

Approximately 1:40 p.m. Thursday on Temple Street, near School Street:

  • Alexander Baez, 27, of Springfield - charged with two counts distribution of a Class B drug and one count possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (crack cocaine)
  • Noe Rivera, 30, of Springfield - arrested on a default warrant

Approximately 4 p.m. Thursday in the area of lower Ft. Pleasant Avenue:

  • Rafael Santos, 31, of Springfield - charged with two counts of distribution of a Class B Drug, two counts of distribution of a Class A drug (heroin)
  • Luis Montanez, 33, of Springfield - charged with two counts of distribution of a Class B Drug, two counts of distribution of a Class A drug (heroin)
  • Joseph Nai, 52, of West Springfield - charged with possession of a Class A and Class B drug
  • Francesco Rovelli, 27, of Springfield - charged with possession of a Class A and Class B drug
  • Manuel Ortiz, 24, of Springfield - charged with distribution of a Class A drug and possession of a Class A drug with intent to distribute.
  • Jose Melendez, 34, of Springfield - charged with Possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute
  • Kimberly Robinson, 27, of Springfield - charged with possession of a Class A Drug.
  • Shawn Denehy, 44, of Springfield - charged with possession of a Class A drug.

The department's Street Crimes Unit and Forest Park C3 unit assisted in the investigations.

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