Holyoke man charged with methamphetamine trafficking

  • Items allegedly found at the home of two Holyoke men arrested March 7 on various drug-related charges. Image courtesy Massachusetts State Police

Published: 3/7/2021 7:26:47 PM

HOLYOKE — Two city men were arrested Friday and charged in connection with an alleged effort to distribute methamphetamine and other substances, police said.

Mark Cameron, 49, and Jose Rodriguez, 45, both of West Glen Street, were arrested by Holyoke Police, Massachusetts state troopers and members of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department after officers executed a search warrant at their home.

Cameron was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, over 36 grams, and trafficking in fentanyl, over 10 grams, police said in a statement. Cameron allegedly had 76 grams of methamphetamine in his possession, police said, and he was also charged with possession of crack cocaine and prescription pills with intent to distribute.

Rodriguez was charged with possession of crack cocaine and prescription pills, according to police.

The arrests followed what police termed “a lengthy investigation” into sales of methamphetamine, an investigation that included what’s known as the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team’s west unit (MSP CINRET West).

Police said they also found “various illicit prescription narcotics,” approximately $2,000 in cash and “literature about manufacturing crystal methamphetamine” at the residence.

— STEVE PFARRER




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