South Hadley Man Facing Multiple Drug Charges Following Break-In

Stack Justin

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.


WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.

  • chance68

    Benny, did you say he was using drugs? more likely he is poisoning young people . Perhaps your own children. He deserves life in prison. He will never contribute anything to our society but evil.

  • shawnm

    @chris messina another limo liberal….how thoughtful of you sticking up for this POS

  • yankeesny13

    Did he gave his ebt card on him….. What a loser and a waste of life. In sure he wasn’t a hard worker and what a dork with his welfare and drug money paid tattoos.

  • yankeesny13

    Chris n Jose probably don’t work and live off the system. They probably live with their girls who both collect to beat the system. They probably do drugs thinking their cool. With multiple mass health babies. Defending a drug dealer is really classless. Maybe you should go to court together.

  • droxdream

    Besides the arrogant and prejudice statements made by Yankeesny13 based on racist stereotype this blog was well in thought. To sympathize with the idea that maybe if he was given a real chance like others to be brought up better in the society he could have turned out different. But in the other hand it does not justify the amount of illegal material he was caught with, and to defend a great point America was built by immigrants and filled with both white, black, and mixed people. To criticize Hispanics for the drug trafficking is ridiculous, half of the illegal marihuana is transported here through Canada by white people, and yet they still hold the larges marihuana contribution. Not cocaine and heroin has been know to be smuggled in United States by American military trades so why are we fuzzing if American allows this to happen in their own estates. It brings me to my point, the richer gets richer paying for silence while the poor struggle to make means meet but at the end we don’t have enough to pay for the silence and discretion like some white or black or mixed people do. I would pay more attention to the smugglers rather then the local trafficking.