LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A father and son were arrested Monday on separate charges in connection with an extensive multi-jurisdictional investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies.
Chief Daniel Valadas of the Ludlow Police Department said members of the Hampden County Special Response Team (HCSRT), executed a search warrant at a home on Sewall Street in Ludlow Monday afternoon and arrested 43-year-old Joey D. Fitzgerald, and 25-year-old Ethan D. Fitzgerald, both of Ludlow.
Joey was arrested by the Ludlow Police Department on the following charges:
- Possession of a Class A Substance (Heroin), Subsequent Offense
- Possession of a Class B Substance (Cocaine), Subsequent Offense
- Receiving a Firearm with a Defaced Number
- Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
Ethan was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the Monson Police Department.
Their arrest is a result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation by both Ludlow and Monson police along with detectives from the Massachusetts State Police, Chief Valadas said.
Officers found a pistol with defaced serial numbers, three magazines, a holster, an ammunition bag, 15 baggies of what is believed to be heroin, and a baggie with suspected cocaine, during a search of the residence.
Joey was held on $2,540 bash bail.
He was scheduled to be arraigned in Palmer District Court on Tuesday, March 2.