Longmeadow brothers arrested in major drug and firearms bust

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LONGMEADOW — In an extensive multi-agency operation led by the West Springfield Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, two Longmeadow brothers were arrested on Thursday, November 30, after a raid uncovered a large cache of drugs and firearms.

Antonio Fusco and Franco Fusco, both residents of Kenmore Drive, are facing numerous charges including trafficking in cocaine and heroin, possession of firearms without licenses, and manufacturing “ghost guns.”

Detective Captain Gearing, Detective Sergeant Porter, and case officer Detective Andrew Carney directed the operation, which was part of a collaborative effort involving the Longmeadow Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Springfield Resident Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Springfield Field Office.

Authorities executed several search warrants, leading to the seizure of about 625 grams of fentanyl in pill and powder form, 92 grams of powder cocaine with a combined street value of approximately $101,000, and a conservative estimate of $500,000 worth of firearms and related accessories.

The arsenal of illegal firearms included 10 AR-15 style rifles, 2 AK-47 rifles, various shotguns, 16 handguns, and numerous parts used to manufacture “ghost guns”—unserialized and untraceable firearms that have become increasingly associated with drug crimes in Hampden County.

The West Springfield Police Department has expressed gratitude to the Longmeadow Police Department for their swift cooperation, as well as to the DEA and ATF for their critical support in ensuring the safe and successful execution of the operation.

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