Over 4,800 Bags of Heroin Seized During Springfield Bust
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Four people are facing drug charges after a drug bust Wednesday in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that over the last several weeks, detectives have been investigating a “large Heroin distribution factory” at a home on Groveland Street.
That investigation reportedly found that a person – known as “Laureano” – was delivering large amounts of Heroin to local distributors.
Delaney adds that Thursday afternoon, investigators conducted surveillance on that location and saw “Laureano” allegedly make a delivery at the corner of Shawmut and Dickinson Streets.
The deal was intercepted and “Laureano” was arrested without incident. On his person, detectives reportedly found 1,400 bags of Heroin with the ‘Apple’ logo imprinted on them.
Police then executed a warrant on the Groveland Street property, during which time, three more suspects were arrested.
Also, another 3,424 bags of Heroin with the same ‘Apple’ logo, 233 grams of pure Heroin, $3,853 in cash, and drug paraphernalia were seized during the search.
Those suspects have been identified by police as:
- Sandro Tavero-Mora, 43, of Springfield (also known as Jose “Laureano” Ayala)
- Fabian Monegro, 24, of Springfield (also known as “Yorki” Monegro”)
- Jose Ariel Munoz-Almanzar, 23, of Springfield
- Juan Munoz-Vasquez, 28, of Springfield
All three are facing charges of trafficking in Heroin over 200 grams and conspiracy to violate the narcotics drug laws.
“This is an outstanding arrest in the continued effort of the Springfield Police Departments war on Heroin,” Delaney says, adding, “This arrest is one of many that will make a small dent in the Heroin distribution and will make others think twice before “setting up shop” in this city.”
Arraignments for all three men are scheduled for Friday in Springfield District Court.