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Police Make Major Drug Bust In Western Mass.

Springfield Police Dept

Police in Springfield, Massachusetts are reporting one of the biggest heroin busts in the city in recent history.

Police, after what was described as a lengthy investigation, raided a home in the city’s Liberty Heights neighborhood Thursday night, and seized nearly 22,000 bags of heroin, three handguns, and about $3,000 cash. 

Springfield Police Dept. spokesman Sgt. John Delaney said the heroin has a street value estimated at $110,000.

"This heroin was packaged and ready for sale by gang members and other people through western Massachusetts, not just in Springfield, but I am sure it would affect some outlying towns, " said Delaney.

Police arrested two men on charges of trafficking in heroin and illegal firearms possession. Springfield detectives were assisted by member of the Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force and the DEA , according to Delaney.

He said Springfield police have attempted to target major heroin dealers and have made scores of arrests during the last two years.