HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — A South Hadley man was arrested in Holyoke today on multiple drug charges after police say he broke into an apartment on Elm Street to elude them.
Holyoke Police Lt. Matthew Moriarty says that 24-year-old, Justin Stack of Riverboat Village in South Hadley, was taken into custody today following a foot pursuit by officers.
The Mobile Community Policing Unit was stationed at Appleton Street and Elm Street, an area known to police for the distribution of narcotics, prostitution, and gang activity. They were there to complete a property check of 177 and 173 Elm Street.
During the property check officers became involved in a foot pursuit of 2 male subjects.
“One of the subjects, later identified as Justin Stack, to elude capture broke into apartment 3L and made his exit by the rear door,” explains Lt. Moriarty.
As Stack ran down the rear fire escape he was stopped by officers and placed under arrest.
According to Lt. Moriarty among the drugs they found in Stack’s possession were 281 bags of heroin.
Charges he’s facing include Breaking and Entering Daytime for a felony, Trespass, Possession to distribute Class A (Heroin), Possession to distribute Class B (Cocaine), and Drug Violation near school/park.