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State Police Gang Unit, Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit, and Task Force Seize 4.5 Kilos of Cocaine, Arrest Trafficker


A joint investigation earlier today resulted in the seizure of more than four kilograms of cocaine and the arrest of a Springfield man on trafficking charges.


This morning the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, Springfield Police Department Firearms Investigation Unit, and Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force executed a search warrant at 33 East Hooker St., Springfield. The team seized 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, 93 bags of heroin, and approximately $4,750 in US currency suspected of being the proceeds of drug trafficking.


The target of the investigation, WILLIAM ARROYO, 52, was charged with trafficking a Class B substance (cocaine) over 200 grams and possession of a Class A substance (heroin), subsequent offense. ARROYO was booked at the Springfield Police Department and was expected to be arraigned today in Springfield District Court.


The investigation was part of the Massachusetts Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.


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