Joint operation leads to arrest, drug and firearm seizure in Holyoke

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HOLYOKE — A coordinated effort by local and federal law enforcement on Nov. 8 led to the arrest of a man on multiple drug and firearm charges following the execution of an arrest warrant.

Omar Concepcion, 23, was apprehended as part of an operation involving the Holyoke Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, and the United States Marshal’s Service.

Concepcion was initially wanted for a default warrant related to violations of the Massachusetts Controlled Substances Act.

While executing the arrest warrant, investigators developed probable cause that narcotics and a firearm were present at his residence, located at 814 Dwight Street.

A search warrant obtained from the Holyoke District Court allowed authorities to search the address, where they discovered and seized large quantities of Fentanyl/Heroin, Oxycodone, cocaine, and marijuana, in addition to a considerable amount of United States currency.

Law enforcement also confiscated a semi-automatic pistol, ammunition, and evidence of a large capacity firearm.

The charges against Concepcion include trafficking of Fentanyl/Heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and other related offenses.

The operation also resulted in the execution of several other arrest warrants for fugitives in the Holyoke area.

The successful joint operation underscores the ongoing collaboration between state and federal agencies to combat drug trafficking and related crimes in Massachusetts.

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