Chicopee drug bust leads to three arrests, narcotics seized

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CHICOPEE — A coordinated effort by multiple law enforcement agencies on Feb. 1 led to the arrest of three individuals and the seizure of drugs and cash at two locations in Chicopee.

Members of the Chicopee Police Narcotics Unit, ATF Springfield, C-3 Center Unit, Western Mass FBI Gang Task Force, and Hampden County District Attorney’s Narcotic Task Force executed search warrants at 51 Springfield St, the Mi Familia Mini Mart, and at a residence at 66 Dwight St.

The raids, which occurred at around 10:30 a.m., were the culmination of an extensive investigation into suspected drug trafficking at these addresses.

At the Mi Familia Mini Mart, detectives discovered roughly 60 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, over 200 packets suspected to be heroin, and nearly $10,000 in cash.

The search at 66 Dwight St yielded additional quantities of substances believed to be cocaine and heroin, a video game console reported stolen, and over $500.

Guillermo Collazo, 37, of Springfield, was apprehended at the mini mart and faces charges including trafficking in cocaine over 36 grams, possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug (subsequent offense), and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

Michael Baez, 37, and Delia Caballero, 36, both from Chicopee, were arrested outside their home at 66 Dwight St. Baez was arrested on an outstanding warrant and both he and Caballero are charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug (subsequent offense) and possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (subsequent offense).

The suspects were taken into custody without incident and are expected to face charges in court.

The investigation into the drug operations continues as authorities work to combat the distribution of narcotics in the region.

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