January 3, 2023 –Holyoke– Three suspects are under arrest after an intensive investigation by Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Hampden County Narcotics Task Force into the trafficking of narcotics from 392 Pleasant Street in Holyoke.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I thank the members of my office’s Narcotics Task Force, along with our partner agencies, for their hard work and skill in this investigation and the execution of search warrants leading to the arrest of these suspects.” DA Gulluni went on to say, “We will continue to fight the battle against opiates and addiction by arresting those who wish to profit from this disease. But, if we as a community are going to win this fight, these individuals must be held to account for their role in supporting the addiction epidemic our community faces.”
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, detectives observed a vehicle leaving 392 Pleasant Street. Officers initiated a traffic stop and placed Mr. Francisco Torres into custody without incident. A search of his vehicle yielded 100 bags of heroin and 9.4 grams of suspected cocaine.
Simultaneous to the search of the vehicle, investigators executed a search warrant for 392 Pleasant Street in Holyoke.
The search of 392 Pleasant Street produced 34,150 individually packaged bags of heroin (approximately 844 grams), $32,645 in US currency, and approximately 258 grams of suspected
Arrested during the search were Mr. Sebastian Rosario and Ms. Nashalee Arocho. Both were placed custody without incident and transported to the Holyoke Police Department where they were booked.
All three suspects, Mr. Sebastian Rosario, 23, Mr. Francisco Torres, 30, and Ms. Nashalee Arocho, 21, all of Holyoke, have been charged with: trafficking of a class A drug over 200 grams and trafficking of a class B drug over 200 grams.
All three suspects are expected to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court today.