Over 300 bags of heroin seized after traffic stop

The driver was reportedly driving with a suspended license

Victor M. Sanchez and Abimael Rivera-Heredia (Image Credit: Holyoke Police Department)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two men are facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday in Holyoke.

Holyoke Police Captain Matthew Moriarty told 22News, around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers pulled over 28-year-old Victor M. Sanchez and 21-year-old Abimael Rivera-Heredia for a traffic stop near Suffolk and Pine Streets.

After the two Holyoke men attempted to walk away, Capt. Moriarty said the officers investigated the car, a Lincoln Navigator, with the assistance of police dog “Ryker.” The officers found a total of 303 bags of heroin.

Capt. Moriarty said Rivera-Heredia was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance (cocaine), and Sanchez was charged with Operating after License or Right to Operate Revoked, Possession of a Class A Substance (heroin), and Possession of a Class A Substance to Distribute.

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