Months of investigations ends with 16 drug arrests

Ten drug dealers were arrested in Springfield on Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A day-long sweep targeting “mid-level” and “street-level” drug dealers ended with the arrests of 10 people in Springfield Wednesday.

The citywide sweep involved Springfield Police, Massachusetts State Police, Federal Marshals, Sheriff’s Department officials, and members of the DEA and FBI task force.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that police made a number of undercover cocaine and heroin buys involving the suspects. They then obtained warrants for the suspects, and made the arrests starting at 6:00 A.M.

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The following 10 suspects were arrested:

  1. Felix Alejandro age 40 of 92 High Street, Springfield – Distribution of Cocaine
  2. Derrick Brown age 34 of 43 Massachusetts Ave. – Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  3. Winston Marsh age 30 of 139 Bay Street, Springfield – Distribution of Cocaine
  4. Anthony Rodriguez age 34 of 53 Pomona Street, Springfield – Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  5. Heriberto Ortiz age 28 of 7 Newman Street, Springfield – Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  6. Frazier West (also known as Keith West) age 58 of 38 Fenwick Street, Springfield – Distribution of Cocaine
  7. Sabrina Hoppe age 36 of 168 East Street, Springfield, – Distribution of Cocaine (x 3 offenses)
  8. Darryll Hurst age 27 of 186 Oak Street, Indian Orchard, – Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm and a stun gun. (When officers went to execute arrest warrant he jumped out the window to avoid arrest and threw a bag containing guns)
  9. Amanda Wheeler age 28 of 35 Wayne Street, Springfield – several counts of Distribution of a controlled substance.
  10. Heriberto Rodriguez age 42 of 251 Mill Street, Springfield – Distribution of Heroin

Another 6 suspects were already in jail on other offenses and were arrested and re-arraigned on additional charges:

  1. Norman Rivera age 30 of 91 Sherman Street, Springfield
  2. Jaymi Cotto age 31 of 46 West Alvord Street, Springfield
  3. Joel Gauthier age 30 of Wilbraham, MA
  4. Kenneth Otey age 43 of 96 Maple Street, Springfield, MA
  5. Jason Voisine ae 30 of 47 Leyfred terrace, Springfield, MA
  6. James Sroka age 29 of 25 County Road, Springfield, MA

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