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Springfield police seized nearly $20,000 in cash, 250+ grams of cocaine

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield police seized hundreds of grams of cocaine and thousands of dollars in cash on Friday, following an investigation into drug trafficking.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, police arrested 36-year-old Anthony Green, 27-year-old Latasha Downie, 23-year-old Latoya Smith, and 41-year-old Andres Candelario in connection with the findings.

Walsh said altogether, police seized close to $20,000 in cash, a shotgun, 169 grams of powder cocaine, and 89 grams of crack-cocaine on the suspects and in a home on Hickory Street.

All four suspects have been charged with cocaine trafficking and violation of a drug free park zone.

Smith is facing additional charges of failure to stop for police, assault with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Walsh said she hit a police vehicle twice, while trying to get away. Candelario was a passenger in Smith's car.

Downie is facing firearms charges in connection with the shotgun and shotgun shells that were allegedly found in the home on Hickory Street.

 


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