SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon near Stearns Square in Springfield after police allegedly witnessed a drug deal.
According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, around 1:00 p.m., Narcotic Detectives were called to the Stearns Square area for a report of a man, later identified as 31-year-old Dimitriy Kreemer of Springfield, walking around with a Chihuahua and selling “On Point” bags of heroin.
While conducting surveillance, Sgt. Delaney said the detectives saw Kreemer sell heroin to another man, 34-year-old Arthur Szczepanski of Agawam, who pulled up in a Honda Minivan. Detectives were able to pull over the minivan down the street and arrest Szczepanski; bags of heroin and Clonazepam pills were seized.
Sgt. Delaney said Kreemer attempted to run away with his dog, but was eventually arrested. Detectives seized 10 bags of Heroin and $308 in cash. The Chihuahua was placed with animal control.
Kreemer was charged with the following:
- Distribution of heroin
- Distribution of Clonazepam
- Violation of a Drug Free Park Zone
Szczepanski was charged with the following:
- Possession of Heroin
- Possession of Clonazepam
Both men were arraigned in Springfield District Court.