Springfield police seize drugs, firearm from Daniel Street home


Credit: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man has been arrested following an investigation at a home on Daniel Street in Indian Orchard Wednesday morning.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, 35-year-old Israel Aponte was arrested after detectives discovered drugs, ammunition and cash inside his home around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Springfield Police Narcotics Bureau and the DEA seized a firearm, 940 bags heroin, more than 30 grams of cocaine more than 140 packets of Suboxone, 49 rounds of ammunition and $1805.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

The Springfield Narcotics Bureau and the DEA have been investigating Aponte’s home on Daniel Street for the past few weeks for allegedly distributing heroin. Officers were granted a warrant to search the home at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Aponte was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Trafficking of a Class A Drug 18-36 Grams (Heroin)
  • Trafficking of a Class B Drug 18-36 Grams (Cocaine)
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Suboxone)

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