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(Springfield Police Department photo)

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One Springfield man was arrested on various firearms and drug charges.

Around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Springfield Narcotics Detectives arrested Israel Aponte, 35, of Springfield.

Springfield Police recovered over 900 bags of heroin and an illegal firearm during the arrest in Indian Orchard Wednesday morning.

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(Springfield Police Department photo)

Officials said they've been monitoring his Daniel Street home as part of a heroin distribution investigation for the past few weeks.

They also recovered over 140 packets of suboxone, 49 rounds of ammunition, and over $1,800.

Aponte is charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Trafficking of a Class A Drug 18-36 Grams (Heroin)
  • Trafficking of a Class B Drug 18-36 Grams (Cocaine)
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Suboxone)

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(2) comments

mixer48

yawn...

same ol' same ol'

JCC

Well it is thursday afternoon some judge has set him free already I will bet anyone a 1000.00 Biden's new gun laws do not pertain to him. Biden is a world class DULLARD

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