10,000 bags of heroin seized in Holyoke in less than 24 hours


HOLYOKE, Mass (WWLP) – The Hampden County District Attorney’s Task Force has seized 10,000 bags of heroin in Holyoke in less than 24 hours.

Shortly after the arrest of Tahge Pedrosa on Wednesday, the Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce and Holyoke Police Department made another arrest at 11:45 p.m. as part of a different investigation into heroin trafficking in Holyoke.

According to the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, police arrested 23-year-old Kenneth Torres in connection with this investigation after searching a home at 140 Essex Street and garages at 125 and 127 Beech Street.

During the search on Essex Street, police allegedly seized 500 bags of heroin ready for sale, cocaine, packaging materials, and approximately $7,000.

The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office says they also found 4,500 bags of heroin ready for sale, approximately 100 grams of cocaine, a 9MM untraceable firearm with an extended magazine, and packaging materials in the garages located at Beech Street.

Anthony Gulluni told 22News, “I thank all the investigators who work relentlessly to rid our streets of deadly heroin and fentanyl. These investigators left the announcement of the first bust to only return to the same streets to continue their mission and remove more heroin from the streets of Holyoke. We will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute those who wish to traffic poison and perpetuate the addiction crisis.”  

According to Gulluni, between the two heroin trafficking investigations carried out on Wednesday a total of 10,000 bags of heroin, approximately $120,000, one firearm, and 109 grams of cocaine was taken off the streets.

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