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5 arrested during Springfield drug raids

July 8, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Five people have been arrested in a pair of simultaneous drug raids in Springfield that yielded almost 1,300 bags of heroin and a gun previously reported stolen.

Police raided two homes on Thursday and arrested three men and two women on a variety of drug and firearms charges. Two of the suspects were arrested during traffic stops.

The home also contained smaller amounts of cocaine and oxycodone as well as $1,500 in cash.

Police also seized a.38-caliber revolver and a 9mm handgun, one of which had been reported stolen from a home in Windsor, Vermont.

Police say they also found stamps, scales and packaging materials that are commonly used in the processing of drugs for street sales.

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