Vermont Men Arrested Trafficking Heroin in Holyoke

Massachusetts State Police Release – 02122017 – Vermont Men Arrested Trafficking Heroin in Holyoke

Last night, approximately 10:00 p.m., Trooper Theodore Tudryn of the State Police B Troop CAT team stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier on Interstate 91 Northbound near the 16.4 mile-marker in Holyoke for motor vehicle violations.

As a result of an investigation, with the assistance of Troopers Polinski, Murphy and Mielke, the driver of the vehicle who was identified as BRANDON HEIST, 19, of Springfield Vermont, and a passenger KYLE DARRELL, 25, of Springfield Vermont were found to be in possession of 790 bags of suspected heroin. Both were placed under arrest and brought to the Northampton Barracks for booking.

HEIST was issued a civil citation for a motor vehicle offense and charged criminally with the following:

  1. Trafficking in Heroin/Morphine/Opium
  2. Conspiracy to violate drug laws
  3. Operating with Suspended License
  4. Number plate Violation

 

DARRELL was issued a civil citation for a motor vehicle offense and charged criminally with the following:

  1. Trafficking in Heroin/Morphine/Opium
  2. Failure to Wear Seat Belt

 

Both HEIST and DARRELL were held on $540 bail, and transported to Hampshire County House of Correction pending arraignment at District Court.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not call the barracks directly.

–30–