Two Suspects Under Arrest in Holyoke Drug Trafficking Investigation

August 16, 2019 -Holyoke-  On August 15, 2019 members of the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force arrested Edwin Colon-Gonzalez, 40, of Holyoke and Angel Roque, 70 of Holyoke after a lengthy investigation into heroin trafficking in the City of Holyoke.

Yesterday, at approximately 5:20 p.m., members of the Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce along with: the Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, U.S. Marshals Service, Western Mass Gang Task Force, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Taskforce executed a search warrant at 43 North Summer Street.

Both suspects were detained while members of the taskforce executed the warrant.  Recovered during the subsequent search: 300 grams of raw heroin, 350 bags of heroin ready for sale, packaging and processing materials, and a stolen revolver with ammunition.

Both Edwin Colon-Gonzalez and Angel Roque were taken into custody and transported to the Holyoke Police Department for booking and to be held pending their arraignments.

Edwin Colon-Gonzalez has been charged with: Drug Trafficking Class A Heroin (Over 200 grams), Possession of Firearm without an Identification Card, Possession of Firearm in Commission of Felony, Possession of Ammunition without an Identification Card, Operating a Motor Vehicle After License Suspension.

Angel Roque has been charged with: Drug Trafficking Class A Heroin (Over 200 grams), Possession of Firearm without an Identification Card, Possession of Firearm in Commission of Felony, Possession of Ammunition without an Identification Card.

Both were arraigned in today in Holyoke District Court. Edwin Colon-Gonzalez’s bail was set at $7,500, the Commonwealth requested $10,000 cash bail. Angel Roque’s bail was set at $2,500, the Commonwealth requested $10,000 cash bail. Both are scheduled to be in court on September 12, 2019.

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