Chicopee PD: Mom drove kids while carrying 29 bags of heroin

Alisha Marie Santana charged with heroin possession, driving with revoked license

alisha Marie Santana
Alisha Marie Santana is charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and driving with a revoked license.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee Police said a mother was driving her three children around while carrying heroin in her purse, and detectives later discovered heroin residue on the wall of a room where the children slept.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News that 27-year-old Alisha Marie Santana was stopped by police late Friday morning while driving with her children, aged one, three, and five. Inside her purse, police allegedly found 29 bags of heroin.

Narcotics detectives had obtained a warrant to search her Wildermere Street house Friday morning, which is when they saw her get in the car with the kids. Wilk said the detectives found “empty heroin baggies throughout the home and bedrooms. Further, there was heroin residue on the wall where the children slept.”

Santana was arrested on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and driving with a revoked license. The children were placed temporarily in DCF custody.

She was arraigned Monday in Chicopee District Court.