Alleged bus station drug dealer busted

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police surveillance of the bus station in downtown Springfield resulted in the arrest of an accused drug dealer and two of her alleged customers.

Sandra Soto, 40, of Chicopee was arrested inside the Main Street station Tuesday, according to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.

Delaney says narcotics detectives had been watching the station after receiving complaints about a drug dealer who was conducting business in front of the building. He says that police observed Soto selling clonazepam (a sedative and muscle relaxer) to two men.

Police surrounded the area and arrested the customers, and then arrested Soto, who they found inside the terminal.

She is being charged with distribution of a Class C substance, possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute, and violation of a drug-free school zone (due to the proximity of the station to Picknelly Park).

Her alleged customers, Curtis Centracchio, 29, of Holyoke, and Jonathan Hamborg, 32, of West Springfield, are being charged with possession of a Class C substance. The man had a total of 32 pills between the two of them, Delaney said.

All three suspects will be arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.

Delaney says that police will continue to monitor the bus station to prevent illegal activity from happening there.

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