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Springfield Man Arrested on Heroin and Gun Charges Following Drug Raid

anabal vazquezSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) —  Police in Springfield say they have arrested a heroin dealer following a drug raid Thursday that turned up over 150 bags of the drug.

According to Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney, the Narcotics Unit responded to the alleged dealer’s home at 115 Governor Street around noon.   When they arrived they took 26-year-old, Anabal Vazquez into custody.

He’s being charged with Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm Without a License (Three Counts), Possession of Ammo, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of Double Edge Knives.

Delaney says officers, “Received information that Mr. Vazquez (also known as “Ant”) was dealing large quantities of heroin from his address.  Vazquez would deliver the bundles of heroin throughout the area in his silver Honda Civic.  An extensive investigation took place culminating in the issuance of a District Court search warrant.”

When detectives raided Vazquez’s home Delaney reports they seized 158 bags of heroin, 1 semi-automatic pistol, a Remington 552 rifle, Hi-ping Carbine Rifle, 33 rounds of ammo, scales and drug paraphernalia, and $3,050 in cash.

Vazquez is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Friday.



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