Around 7 pm Friday, Holyoke police searched an apartment at 173 Elm Street after receiving a tip. They arrested 24 year old Ricardo Vargas and say they seized a large quantity of heroin, a stolen pistol, and numerous rounds of ammunition including hollow point bullets.
The amount of heroin found equaled 522 packets.
Vargas faces 10 separate charges including possession of narcotics, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a loaded firearm, and receiving stolen property.
He’ll be arraigned in Court Monday morning.