23,000 bags of heroin found in Springfield drug bust

Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police have taken tens of thousands of bags of heroin off the streets.

Narcotics detectives said they disrupted a large scale heroin distribution operation Wednesday.

Brian A. Santiago of Springfield (left) and Javier R. Torres of Springfield (right)

Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News police recovered nearly 24-thousand bags of heroin, and at least 13-thousand dollars in cash.

The drug bust took place at 162 Grisham Street late Wednesday afternoon. Police arrested 23-Year-old Brian Santiago and 46-year-old Javier Torres.

Both are charged with heroin trafficking, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Santiago is also charged with illegal possession of ammunition. Both will be arraigned on Thursday.