4 arrested after investigation into drug activity at Springfield home


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Four people were arrested in Springfield Wednesday following an investigation into drug activity at a home on Haskin Street.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News it’s the second time in the last ten months that the home at 110 Haskin Street and its resident 55-year-old Melha Harris has been involved in a narcotics investigation.

Walsh said throughout the day Wednesday, 60-year-old Jeanne Melikian, 62-year-old Jeffrey Melikian, both of Hampden, and 53-year-old Kimberly Jensen, of Chicopee, were observed buying drugs at the home.

Jeanne and Jeffrey were pulled over on Bradley Road after leaving the residence. Walsh said they were found to have crack cocaine, two bundles of heroin, oxycodone, and suboxone in their possession. Jensen was taken into custody on Lydia Street with 4.5 bundles of heroin and crack cocaine in her possession, according to Walsh.

Officers were later granted a search warrant for Harris’ home. Walsh said officers recovered 1-4 bags of raw heroin, six bags of heroin, and more than $3,400 in cash there.

Harris has been charged with two counts of distribution of a Class A drug, four counts of distribution of a Class B drug, and possession with the intent to distribute a Class A drug. 

Harris was arrested last September after Springfield police detectives raided his Haskin Street home. He was charged with multiple drug offenses in connection to that raid as well.

Read more: 15 arrested in major drug distribution center raid in Springfield

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