Archive | August, 2017

Prosecutor tells jury in Springfield trial that the killing of David Guasp was not an accident, not self defense, but murder

Paramedic says Springfield stabbing victim kept repeating,

By Buffy Spencer, Posted on August 31, 2017 SPRINGFIELD — Both the prosecutor and defense lawyer told jurors Thursday that cellphone video of a confrontation between David Guasp and Ricardo Valentin will help prove their arguments. Assistant District Attorney Matthew W. Green told jurors in his closing argument in Valentin’s murder trial that the video will show Valentin […]

2,000 Bags of Heroin Along With a Handgun Seized During Drug Investigation


August 16, 2017 -Holyoke- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of Miguel Sanchez-Martinez, 26, of Holyoke on alleged charges of: Trafficking Heroin 36-100 grams, Possession of a Firearm without an FID, Improper Storage of a Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. The investigation was carried out by the […]

Drug raids in Springfield yield over $1.3 million worth of raw heroin, six firearms and 10 arrests

  By George Graham , The Republican SPRINGFIELD — City, state and federal law enforcement personnel raided four city locations early Monday, arresting 10 men and seizing enough raw heroin to fill more than 450,000 bags. The six-plus kilos of raw heroin, once milled or processed and packaged for resale, would have a “conservative” street value […]

Manslaughter indictment for Westfield man accused in heroin overdose

Derek Webb

Derek Webb By Buffy Spencer, the Republican SPRINGFIELD — A Hampden Superior Court grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Westfield resident on a manslaughter charge in connection with an April heroin overdose death. Derek Webb, of Southampton Road, was indicted Friday. He is also charged with heroin distribution. His superior court arraignment date has not been set. Webb is […]

Six Kilos of Heroin, Equivalent to 450,000 Bags, and Six Firearms Seized During Simultaneous Raids


August 8, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of ten individuals for their suspected involvement in a high level heroin trafficking operation here in Hampden County. In addition to the arrest, authorities seized six kilos of heroin, 4,500 ready-for-sale bags of heroin, six firearms, and four motor vehicles.  The […]


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