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MONSON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police received an anonymous tip Saturday afternoon about possible drug activity on Maxwell Road in Monson. 

Detective Adam Szymanski and Police Officer David Rondeau arrived at the scene where they arrested 37-year-old Joanna Valardi. 

Officers recognized the suspect as a habitual heroin dealer that sells throughout the region. 

Valardi was charged with Distribution of a Class A substance and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law. 

Officers were able to seize 39 bags of suspected heroin and over $180 in cash. 

The suspect was held on $25,000 bail and transported to Chicopee Women's Correctional Facility. 

She is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning at Palmer District Court. 

Western Mass News is continuing to follow this story and we’ll have further information as more details come into the newsroom.

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