Two men arrested after weeks-long narcotics investigations in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested two men and allegedly seized drugs, ammunition, and cash after two separate weeks-long investigations into narcotics sales on Johnson Street in Springfield.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News, 40-year-old Aurelio Duclerc and 64-year-old Rolando Penate were arrested after detectives simultaneously executed search warrants at two separate apartments on Johnson Street.

Walsh said detectives allegedly seized 34 grams of cocaine and more than $1739 in cash at 41 Johnson Street and 33 bags of heroin and a bag of cocaine in the backyard of 47 Johnson Street and digital scales and a drug ledger inside the apartment.

(Springfield Police Department)

Duclerc is facing the following charges:

  • Cocaine trafficking
  • Distribution of a class B drug
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a class B drug (subsequent offense)
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID

Penate is charged with the following:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute a class A drug (subsequent offense)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a class B drug (subsequent offense)

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