Drug Trafficking Investigation Nets Cocaine, Heroin, and Crystal Meth

January 23, 2019 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of Arthur Estabrook, 53, of Holyoke, for his suspected involvement in operating a drug trafficking operation. The investigation was carried out by the District Attorney’s Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce and members of the Holyoke Police Department. 

Hampden District Attorney 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 a focal point of my administration.”

Before his latest arrest, Arthur Estabrook had been out on $25,000 cash bail from another arrest on November, 28 2017. In November of 2017 he was the subject of an investigation into drug trafficking by the Holyoke Police Department. The lead charge in this case is Trafficking Cocaine over 100 grams. His trial is expected to begin in April in Hampden Superior Court.  District Attorney Gulluni commented on Estabrook’s bail posture with the following: “Drug traffickers, whose work breeds violence and addiction, will be apparently relentless in their criminal profiteering unless and until the court system treats their work with a seriousness that matches the damage they do to our communities.”

During the month of January 2019, and after a lengthy investigation into the distribution of narcotics in Holyoke, members of the taskforce applied for and received a search warrant out of Holyoke District Court for an apartment located at 188 Beech Street. The resulting search yielded: 54 grams of heroin, 621 grams of cocaine, 2 grams of crystal methamphetamine, hundreds of prescription medication packaged and labeled for sale, approximately $18,825 in US Currency, along with other drug paraphernalia indicative of manufacturing, processing, and packaging narcotics for street level sales. Arthur Estabrook was located inside the apartment and arrested.

Arthur Estabrook was transported to the Holyoke Police Department and charged with: Trafficking Cocaine over 200 grams, Trafficking in Heroin 36-100 Grams, and Possession of a Class A Substance (Crystal Meth).

Arthur Estabrook was arraigned today in Holyoke District Court were bail was set at $50,000. His bail in his previous case has been revoked. His next court date is scheduled for February 14, 2019.


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