One Under Arrest, 5,000 Bags of Heroin and $112,000 Seized in Heroin Trafficking Investigation

May 1, 2019 -Holyoke- On May 1, 2019, members of the Hampden County State Police Narcotics Task Force, the Longmeadow and Holyoke Police Department, US Marshalls Service and Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit arrested Tahge Pedrosa, 25, of Holyoke,  After a lengthy investigation involving the sale of heroin from 401 Maple Street in Holyoke.

He has been charged with the following: Trafficking Class A Drug (Heroin) 100-200 grams, Possession with the intent to distribute Class B (Cocaine), Possession of Ammunition Without and FID card

The investigation into Tahge Pedrosa’s trafficking of heroin began after detectives investigated an overdose death that occurred in Longmeadow in January of 2019, which was led by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Longmeadow Police Department. 

After a lengthy investigation, a search warrant was applied for and granted.  On the morning of May 1, 2019, members of the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force, Massachusetts State Police Detective and Gang Units, and members of the Holyoke and Longmeadow Police Departments executed the warrant at 401 Maple Street in Holyoke. 

Upon entry Tahge Pedrosa was located in an upstairs bedroom while officers were conducting a protective sweep of the residence. He was arrested and advised of his Miranda rights. A controlled search of the residence was then conducted. 

The search yielded approximately 5000, ready-for-sale, bags of heroin, approximately $112,000, 9 grams of cocaine, and two rounds of ammunition.  Additional paraphernalia used in a drug trafficking operation were found including, a digital scale and baggies.

Tahge Pedrosa was transported to the Holyoke Police Department; He is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Holyoke District Court.


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