Holyoke police seize drugs, gun in anti-trafficking operation

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HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, in collaboration with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, executed search warrants on Feb. 27 that led to the arrest of three individuals for various drug violations and the seizure of substantial quantities of fentanyl and cocaine, along with an unlicensed firearm, ammunition, and over $25,000 in cash.

The operation, dubbed Operation Safe Streets, targeted an alleged open-air drug trafficking ring operating out of 103 and 107 Newton Street and involved two associated vehicles.

This action marked the end of a multi-month investigation aimed at dismantling the fentanyl and cocaine distribution network.

Eric Ramos Berrios, Antonio Luis Perez Gonzalez, and Miguel Gonzalez Cruz were taken into custody on multiple charges.

Ramos Berrios and Perez Gonzalez face charges including possession of Class A (Fentanyl), possession with intent to distribute Class A (Fentanyl), and conspiracy to violate drug law.

Cruz’s charges are more extensive, including trafficking Class A (heroin) 18-36 grams, possession and intent to distribute Class B, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm without FID/LTC, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to violate drug law.

The Holyoke Police Department has stated that this operation is part of an ongoing commitment to combat the trafficking of illegal narcotics and improve safety on the streets.

The suspects are expected to face charges in Holyoke District Court.

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