SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Four people who Springfield police say went to the post office to pick up $100,000 worth of pure cocaine ended up leaving in police custody.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that the following four people were arrested at the Springfield main post office around 5:30 Thursday afternoon:
- Reynaldo Velazquez, 25, of Holyoke
- Angel Gonzalez, 37, of Holyoke
- Evangelina Gonzalez, 47, of Holyoke
- Nefateris Medina, 33, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
According to Delaney, the investigation began after U.S. postal inspectors had discovered two packages containing a combined total of six kilograms of cocaine (2 kilos in one box, 4 kilos in another). The street value of the drugs is estimated to be approximately $100,000.
Springfield narcotics detectives and state police became involved in the investigation, and the four were kept under surveillance prior to their arrival at the Main Street post office.
As the four were leaving, they were surrounded by police officers and arrested. They are all being charged with trafficking in cocaine over 200 grams. Velazquez is also being charged with carrying a firearm in the commission of a felony, as Delaney says the suspect was carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun at the time of his arrest.