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Wanted: Angel Valentin

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Police say drugs fuel almost all crime in the city and heroin is one of the biggest instigators. It’s the reason narcotics officers are constantly patrolling problem areas, trying to get dealers off the street.

“Angel Giovanni Valentin — he’s 25 years old — is a drug dealer,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney. “He was selling heroin in front of 56 Montmorenci St.”

After getting a tip that Valentin and his cohorts were selling drugs along Montmorenci Street, detectives decided to set up surveillance in the area.

“An officer with binoculars got on surveillance and watched Mr. Valentin as he was circling around on a bicyle, drumming up customers, leading them to 56 Montmorenci.”

Police say Valentin was doing much more than just attracting customers while peddling around on his bike. They say on several occasions, Valentin was the one peddling the drugs — specifically a type of heroin referred to as “red face” heroin.

“One of the deals that they saw him make, the customer went up, bought the “red face” bag of heroin, walked down the street, the officers latched onto him, handcuffed him, got the bag that was distributed by Valentin and moved in to affect arrests on the the other people that were dealing drugs,” says Delaney.

Police seized 13 bags of heroin, $180 dollars and arrested Valentin for distribution of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Since then, Valentin has defaulted on those charges and officers are concerned he could be peddling drugs again.

If you see Angel Valentin, call 911 or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to “CRIMES” or 274637 and in the message type “SOLVE” and your tip.


  • my3boys

    I don’t understand why they have police go through all this trouble to get the streets cleaned get the dealers only to let them bail knowing they are must likely gonna not show for there hearing i give the police a A for doing there best they can

  • chance68

    Wow.. surprise surprise surprise..not showing up for court. no or low bail the problem? Any drug arrests should bring about a bail high enough so that it hurts. Let’s say $5 to $10 K for the first offense. The courts are a joke. Officers putting their lives on the line for what? Some judges (most) with no balls slapping these derelicts on the wrists. Pathetic. Come on people.. start yelling writing letters ,emails and making phone calls to start REALLY penalizing these pukes.