Police: Alleged dealer said “I’m a user, not a seller”

21 year-old Melyza Rojas accused of possession with intent to distribute

Malyza Rojas, 21, of Springfield, faces charges of possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An accused drug dealer allegedly admitted to police that she was carrying narcotics, but insisted that she only uses them. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that officers seized 36 bags of heroin and 24 rocks of crack cocaine when they arrested Melyza Rojas, 21, downtown Tuesday evening.

According to Delaney, a narcotics detective had set up surveillance outside Rojas’ apartment building at 10 Chestnut Street, where he observed customers approaching her to buy drugs. At around 7:30, the detective saw Rojas walk toward nearby Quadrangle Park, and police moved in to arrest her.

As they came closer, Delaney says Rojas exclaimed “I have dope, I’m a user, not a seller”. In addition to the heroin and crack cocaine, the detectives also allegedly found two bags of powder cocaine and $176 in cash.

Rojas was held overnight by Springfield police and will be arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.

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