Suspect tried to flush about 400 bags of heroin

Warrant arrest leads to seizure of 477 bags of Heroin

Victor Garcia (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)
(Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)
(Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police in Springfield arrested a 38-year-old man Thursday morning on drug charges. The man was initially wanted for several sexual charges.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News, around 6:10 a.m. Thursday, the Warrant Apprehension Unit went to 35 Ringgold Street searching for Victor Garcia who had outstanding warrants for several sexual charges.

While Detectives Mike Goggin, Bobby Bohl and Chris Bates were in the home speaking with Garcia’s ex-wife, they heard someone running on the an upper floor, which they later determined was Garcia running to a bathroom.

Sgt. Delaney said the detectives forced their way into the bathroom where Garcia had locked himself in and was trying to flush hundreds of bags of heroin down the toilet. The officers were able to get the bags of heroin because there were too many and it clogged the toilet.

Police also found two large bags of cocaine and drug packaging paraphernalia, said Sgt. Delaney. In total the detectives seized 477 bags of Heroin.

(Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)
(Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

Garcia attempted to fight with the officers but they were able to control him and place him in handcuffs.

Victor M. Garcia was charged with the following:

  • Springfield District Court Arrest Warrants for Statutory Rape (eight counts), Sodomy & Inducing a Minor For Sexual Intercourse
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession Of Heroin With Intent to Distribute
  • Possession Of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute

Garcia was held and brought to Springfield District Court Thursday.

(Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

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