11 Arrested, Three Firearms, 6700 bags of Heroin, and $48,000 Seized in Heroin Trafficking Investigation

June 27, 2018 -Springfield- On the morning of  Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force consisting of: the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, Springfield Police Department’s Narcotics, Street Crimes and C3 Units,  the West Springfield Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations executed 12 search warrants throughout Hampden County following a lengthy investigation into the trafficking of narcotics here in Hampden County.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I would like to thank the dedicated and professional members of law enforcement who participated in this investigation. Continuing to hold accountable those who wish to profit from addiction remains the number one priority of my administration.”

The locations, individuals arrested and items seized are as follows:

145 Cambridge Street, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Derek Lopez, 30, of Springfield, on the charge of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

Items Seized:   Approx. $7164.00, 9 bags of heroin.

29 Morris Street, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Milagros Ortiz, 48, of Springfield, on the charges: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Heroin (36-100 grams)

Kevin Rivera-Ortiz, 20, of Springfield, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Heroin (36-100 grams), Possession of a loaded Firearm without an FID Card, Possession of Ammunition without FID card

Items seized:    One Glock .40 caliber handgun, loaded, nineteen .40 caliber rounds of ammunition, approximately $460.00, 1400 bags of heroin (packaged for distribution)

 29 Windsor Street, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Edfrain Rosario, 22, of Springfield on charges of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Cocaine (100-200) grams, Possession of a Loaded Firearm without an FID card, Possession of Ammunition without an FID card

Jean Rosario, 20, of Springfield, on charges of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Cocaine (100-200 grams),  Possession of a Loaded Firearm without an FID Card, Possession of Ammunition without and FID card

Items seized:    Glock 9MM handgun, loaded, 16 rounds of 9MM ammunition, Heroin packaging and processing paraphernalia, approximately $6113.00

405 Cherry Street, 3rd floor, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Kenen Monsanto-Maldonado, 18, of Springfield, on charges of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Heroin (100-200 grams)

Items seized:    3155 bags of heroin, approximately $4082.00

405 Cherry Street, 2nd floor, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Matthew Carasquillo, 21, of Springfield, on charges of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Possession of a Class A Drug (Heroin) w/Intent to Distribute

Items seized:    Approximately 550 bags of heroin

3 Glendale Terrace, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Devin Lopez, 26, of Springfield on the charge of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

19 Layzon Bros. Road, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Cassandra Cardona, 21, of Springfield, on the charges of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Heroin Over 200 grams, Possession With Intent to Distribute (Class A Drug, Heroin)

Items seized:    Approximately 9 grams of raw un-cut heroin, Infinity M37, Approx. $760.00

47 Beacon Terrace, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Jose Fabian Haddock-Ortiz, 28, of Springfield, on charges of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Trafficking in Heroin 36-100 grams, Possession of Ammunition without an FID card

Items seized:    1500 bags of heroin, 15 rounds of misc. calibers of ammunition, approximately 10 grams of raw un-cut heroin, $4395.00

24 Wilcox Street, apartment 4R, Springfield, Mass

Arrested:          Joshua Rosado, 20, of Springfield, on the charge of: Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws

1046 Liberty Street, Springfield, Mass

Items seized:    .40 Caliber 20 round magazine clip, 1 bag of cocaine, one vehicle (Jeep)

203 Circuit Avenue “U Name It Self Storage” Unit #WS-14 West Springfield, Mass

Items seized:    $25,380, one vehicle (2006 BMW)

The total amount of money, drugs and guns for this round of search warrants were:

Approximately 6,765 bags of stamped heroin

Approximately 19 grams of raw heroin

Approximately 156 grams of cocaine

Approximately $48,866 in US Currency

3 motor vehicles seized pending forfeiture.

 

Defendants were arraigned Tuesday night by the Springfield District Court Clerk’s Office:

Derek Lopez, Bail set at $1,000, posted

Milagros Ortiz, Released on her own recognizance

Kevin Rivera-Ortiz, Bail set at $1,000, posted

Edfrain Rosario, Bail set at $10,000, posted

Jean Rosario, Released on his own recognizance

Kenen Monsanto-Maldonado, Bail set as $2,500, posted

Matthew Carasquillo, Bail set at $1,000, posted

Devin Lopez, Bail set at $1,000, currently held

Cassandra Cardona, Bail set at $1,500, posted

Jose Fabian Haddock-Ortiz, Bail set at $5,000, posted

Joshua Rosado, Bail set at $500, Posted

Derek Lopez

Cassandra Cardona

Matthew Carasquillo

Jean Rosario

Joshua Rosado

Kevin Rivera-Ortiz

Milagros Ortiz

Kenen Monsanto-Maldonado

Edfrain Rosario

Jose Fabian Haddock-Ortiz

Devin Lopez

background

Latest News: Hampden DA, Baystate Health, Trinity Health & CHD team up to supply Narcan to Hampden County police, firefighters