HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke police and the DEA have seized a large amount of drugs, as well as a firearm from a Holyoke residence Thursday.

In a collaborative effort between the Holyoke Police Narcotics unit and the DEA Springfield Resident Office, a major drug operation came to a halt with the execution of a search warrant at 262 Oak St in Holyoke.

The operation resulted in the confiscation of approximately 2,500 bags containing suspected heroin/fentanyl, alongside a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun and a large capacity magazine.

Moises Alicea (Courtesy of Holyoke Police Department)

Moises Alicea, 26, was arrested and now faces a series of charges:

  • Trafficking Class A 36-100 grams
  • Possession of a Firearm without a License
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine
  • Possession of a Loaded Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition without FID
  • Possession of a Firearm in Felony
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Fugitive from Justice Warrant

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