3 Springfield men arrested on multiple drug charges

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three Springfield men are facing multiple drug charges after a brief pursuit by police Friday afternoon.

Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney told 22News 33-year-old Tony Murph of Allen Street, 26-year-old Shameen Malik Howard of Orange Street and 23-year-old Luis Rivera-Alicea of Leyfred Terrace are facing the following charges:

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  • Trafficking in cocaine
  • Possession of heroin with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana with intent

Sgt. Delaney said the three were arrested at the corner of Hancock Rifle Street after a brief pursuit and a traffic stop around 12:10 p.m.

Officers seized 77 grams of pure cocaine, a bag of marijuana, 50 bags of heroin stamped “La Cura” and $2,004 in cash.

Howard is also being charged separately with the following charges:

  • Assault With a dangerous weapon
  • Failure to stop for police
  • Reckless operation
  • Unlicensed operation