Drug dealer caught selling while on probation

Police found drugs with the logo “777” stamped on them

Daniel Ruiz (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A convicted drug dealer, who was out on Federal Probation, was caught selling heroin in Springfield again.

Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney told 22News 26-year-old Daniel Ruiz was arrested after police set up surveillance and saw him selling the drugs near his home at 62 Calhoun Street, around 12:25 p.m. Thursday.

Before the arrest, Ruiz attempted to run away. Sgt. Delaney said police quickly capture Ruiz and found 50 bags of heroin on the path he was he was running. Police saw Ruiz throw the bags.

Sgt. Delaney said police entered the apartment Ruiz was selling from and found heroin bags with the logo “777” stamped on them. they also seized $96 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Daniel Ruiz is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Class “A” Substance (Heroin) With Intent to Distribute
  • Violation of a Drug Free School Zone (Lincoln School)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • United States District Court Warrant

The detectives requested a $75,000 cash bail based on Ruiz’s past criminal history and also because he was already on supervised release in the U.S. District Court for selling drugs.

Ruiz will be arraigned in both Hampden County District Court and Federal Court.

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