HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Four apartments in Holyoke were simultaneously raided by state, local, and federal law enforcement on Tuesday, resulting in four arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns, and ammo.
According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, the apartments were located at 1475 Dwight Street. Two of them were barricaded and fortified with heavy duty locks in an attempt to prevent entry, but the troopers, officers, and agents were able to get inside without injury.
In all, two rifles, a loaded shotgun, various ammunition, drugs, and more than $5,796 in cash were recovered during the operation.
The following individuals were arrested and charged with:
- 60-year-old David Neveu: possession or carrying a loaded firearm, three counts of weapon stored illegally/kept by owner, three counts of possession/carrying a firearm without a license, possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug (heroin), and possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug (marijuana).
- 57-year-old Anne Baker: possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug (heroin), possession of a Class A drug (heroin), Distribution of a Class D drug (marijuana), possession of firearm without a FID card, three counts of carrying/possession of a firearm without a license and three counts of weapon stored illegally/kept by owner.
- 31-year-old Alexander Vazquez: three counts of distribution of a Class A drug (heroin), possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug (heroin), possession of a Class B drug (cocaine), distribution of a Class B drug (cocaine), and possession of ammunition without a FID card
- 20-year-old Juan Carlos Menier-Rodriguez: posession of a firearm/ammunition without a FID card, two counts of possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class A drug (heroin) and possession of a Class B drug (cocaine)
The raids were conducted by troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, along with Troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the C3 Policing Unit, and officers from the FBI Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, DEA, and Holyoke Police.