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Wanted: Luis David Andino

CRIME FILES andino, luisSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Drugs are a problem in almost every city.

Here in Springfield, police say the problem is heroin.

“Heroin is at an all time high right now,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney. “About 20 years ago, heroin was sold on the streets of Springfield for about $35 a bag — right now it’s being sold at about $5 a bag.”

At that price, heroin is easily accessible.

With so many people turning to the drug for a cheaper high — police want to hold suspected dealers like Luis Andino accountable.

“He was arrested for selling drugs at 12 Grove Street with his partner,” says Delaney. “Detectives were on surveillance, they watched them make several sales, they moved in and made an arrest and low and behold, he had a bunch of heroin on him.”

Police say Andino was carrying 23 bags of heroin.

He was charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute. But police say, he missed his court date. Now, the Springfield narcotics unit is actively looking him.

They say his last know address is on Brookline Avenue in Springfield.

If you know Andino’s whereabouts, call the Springfield Police Department or text an anonymous tip to C-R-I-M-E-S.

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  • seanjackman2

    People only start using heroin after they get cut off from the prescribed opiate based pain medications sold by pharmaceutical companies. Then they make more off of the drugs to get people off of heroin. Funny we overtake Afghanastan and opiate addiction reaches all time highs.

  • my3boys

    Heres a idea stop giving them a right to bail till after they get charged completely unreal !!!