5 arrested on drug charges after search on State Street in Springfield


Five men were arrested after drugs were seized by police in Springfield last Wednesday.

According to Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh, at 5:15 p.m. on November 21, officers were preparing to execute a search warrant at 117 State Street when they saw a drug transaction. 

Walsh said officers arrested 45-year-old Jesus Tanco after they witnessed the transaction and found crack-cocaine in his pocket.

Inside a store at 117 State Street police also arrested 31-year-old Louis, 23-year-old Felix Garcia, 34-year-old Ishmael Delgado, and 23-year-old Arturo LaSalle all of Springfield.

Walsh said while Lebron was being taken to the Springfield Police Department chunks of crack-cocaine fell from his pants, and he attempted to destroy the drug by stepping on it. 

While executing the search warrant Walsh said police seized 16 grams of powder cocaine, numerous loose rocks of crack-cocaine, more than 31 grams of marijuana, and more than $1,500 in cash. 

Tanco is charged with possession of a class B drug. Delgado, Garcia, and LaSalle are all charged with conspiracy to violate drug law.

Lebron is facing the following charges a subsequent offense of distribution of a class B drug, two counts of a subsequent offense of possession to distribute a class B drug, possession to distribute a class D drug, and tampering/destruction of evidence.

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