More than 16,000 bags of heroin seized in Springfield bust

Police also seized $11,212 and a loaded Firearm

Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Narcotics Detectives raided a home on Huntington Street, Thursday morning, after they determined during an extensive investigation that 3 people were delivering a variety of drugs throughout western Massachusetts.

Jeremy Crespo (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)
Jeremy Crespo (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, detectives followed 2 men, 21-year-old Jeremy Crespo of Holyoke and 35-year-old Moises Silva of Springfield, leave 10 Huntington Street and drive to places in Holyoke, West Springfield and Chicopee. Detective witnessed them make “drops” to alleged dealers and customers in each place.

Moises Silva (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)
Moises Silva (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)

Once the 2 men drove back to Springfield, detectives arrested them at the Pride Gas Station parking lot on West Street. Sgt. Delaney said heroin bags were found hidden in the console of the car.

Sgt. Delaney said the detectives then went back to 10 Huntington Street, and raided the 3rd floor. A woman who was inside the home, 24-year-old Jereiska Fontanez, was arrested. She was also under surveillance along with Crespo and Silva.

Detectives seized 16,776 bags of Heroin, 7.5 grams of Cocaine, 12 grams of Marijuana, $11,212 in cash, .9mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with 15 rounds, packaging material, scales and lots of drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Delaney said.

All 3 suspects were charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Heroin
  • Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Possession of Ammo
  • Carrying a Firearm
  • Conspiracy to Violate Narcotics Drug Laws

Crespo, Silva and Fontanez are being held without the right to bail until they see a District Court Judge Friday morning.

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