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Holyoke police crackdown nets more than 200 arrests

April 17, 2015

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Holyoke police say they arrested more than 200 people and confiscated more than 9,000 bags of heroin during a nearly two-week crime sweep.

Police also seized five guns including an assault rifle and $60,000 in cash during what was dubbed “Operation Full Throttle.”

Police Chief James Neiswanger said Thursday that the operation began April 3 after police investigated a shooting on Oak Street. He said many of the 211 arrests centered in city neighborhoods with a history of problems with drugs and violence.

State and federal agencies assisted in the operation.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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