SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Southwick Police arrested two people last Friday, August 12, for allegedly being in possession of heroin.
Southwick Police told 22News an officer responded to a call for an erratic driver and saw two vehicles in the parking lot of Roma Restaurant on College Highway, one of which allegedly matched the description of the erratic vehicle.
The officer allegedly saw a hand-to-hand transaction, consistent with what was known to the officer as a drug transaction, in the parking lot, said Southwick Police.
The officer allegedly saw two bricks, 10 bundles, of heroin in plain view in the door panel of one of the vehicles. There was allegedly $165 in cash stuffed on the side of the second vehicle and a substantial amount of drug paraphernalia consistent with that of heroin use located throughout the vehicle, said Southwick Police.
Joshua Palazzi, 26, of Granville, Mass. was arrested and charged with possession of a class A substance, heroin, with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug law. Palazzi was in possession of over 100 bags of heroin, according to Southwick Police.
Bernard Soldate, 51, of Connecticut was arrested and charged with possession of a class A substance, heroin, and conspiracy to violate drug law, said Southwick Police.