SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Tens of thousands of dollars in cash were seized from a man who Springfield police say was caught making cocaine deliveries around the city. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Marcos Dejesus, 49, of Springfield was arrested Tuesday night following a surveillance operation by narcotics detectives.
Delaney says that at around 9:00, police followed Dejesus from his Walnut Street home to an apartment on Bertil Hammarlof Road, where he made a cocaine delivery. They continued following him to a gas station parking lot at Broad Street and East Columbus Avenue, where he was allegedly seen making a drug deal.
Police then took Dejesus and his alleged customer into custody. Officers obtained a search warrant for his Walnut Street home, where Delaney says they found a large amount of crack cocaine packaged for sale inside a false compartment of an Aquafina bottle. Police also recovered some $43,039 in cash, which had been stashed in his bedroom, his basement, and his car.
Dejesus is charged with distribution of a Class B substance and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute.