Holyoke Man Held on $100,000 Bail After Narcotics Investigation Yields Firearms and 1200 Bags of Heroin

November 15, 2018 -Holyoke- On Tuesday November 13, 2018 Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s Hampden County Narcotics Task Force along with members of the Holyoke Police Department Narcotics Vice Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and the DEA Task Force, executed a search warrant at 22 St. Jerome Avenue in Holyoke.

Recovered during the search of the residence and basement area were: 1190 bags of heroin, two hand guns, approximately 10 grams of cocaine, 3.5 pounds of marijuana, $6,500 in U.S. Currency, packaging materials and a scale, and THC based vape products packaged for sale. One of the firearms was reported stolen in Alabama in 1993.

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 a central priority of my administration and one of the necessary elements to conquering the epidemic of addiction in this region.”

Arrested was Michael Marrero, 40, of Holyoke. He has been charged with:  Trafficking in Heroin (18-36 grams), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drug (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Substance (Marijuana), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C Substance (THC), two counts of Illegal Possession of a Firearm, and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

Michael Marrero was arraigned yesterday in Holyoke District Court were bail was set at $100,000 cash. Assistant District Attorney Kelsey Baran represented the Commonwealth at the arraignment.



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