Springfield Police seize 15k in cash from "notorious drug dealer"


Springfield Police have arrested 64-year-old Jose Barbot of Springfield.

Police say Barbot is a "frequent flyer in the world of drug dealing in Western Massachusetts."

Detectives arrested Barbot earlier this year on June 2 for drug trafficking after a car chase into Chicopee.

Sgt. John Delaney says officers recently made observations of his continued drug distribution activities and followed up yesterday with additional surveillance.

Police arrested Barbot after they observed Barbot make two distributions. His customers were arrested as well.

$15,345.00 cash was seized from Barbot's home as well as 580 pills and approximately 60 grams of crushed pills.

He is being charged with Distribution Class B oxy, Distribution Class B oxy and Trafficking in a Class Class "A" Substance.

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