Springfield narcotics detectives have announced the seizure of 9,000 bags of the deadly heroin cited by law enforcement as the reason behind several recent overdose deaths in the region.
The Springfield Republican reports an investigation was conducted Saturday evening around 10 p.m. that resulted in four arrests and the confiscation of $20,000 in cash in addition to the drugs.
Police say the heroin was marked with the infamous "Hollywood" stamp that is running rampant through western Massachusetts. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni issued a warning about the drug brand recently in the wake of a spike in overdose deaths.
Sgt. John Delaney says detectives busted several drug deliveries throughout Springfield with cooperation from the Forest Park C-3 Policing Unit. Alleged dealers from Holyoke, Chicopee and North Adams were apprehended.