Springfield Man Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he trafficked in heroin and cocaine. 31 year old Orlando Santiago was arrested on drug and gun charges after a joint state, city and federal task force investigation. Santiago was arrested after a search warrant was executed on a Munsing Street home last week.

"This arrest illustrates the continued proliferation of deadly narcotics such as fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, in our local communities, not only in urban cities, but in suburban neighborhoods and rural areas as well," said Chief Valadas. "Narcotics and illegal firearms continue to be the greatest threat to our residents, law enforcement officers, and to society in general."

Located during the search was over 621 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of approximately $62,000; approximately 500 grams of heroin, with an estimated street value of approximately $40,000; two semi-automatic handguns, four large-capacity magazines and $4,000 in cash.

(Photo provided by Ludlow Police)

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