21-year-old heroin trafficker caught in Springfield with 12,000 bags

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Springfield Police Officers seize more than 12,000 bags of Heroin and a Loaded Firearm Sunday.

On Sunday around 12:00 p.m. officers responded to an apartment on Locust Street for a disturbance. Officers located the suspect, identified as John Castillo, and placed him under arrest for Assault & Battery. During a search of Castillo and his bag officers located more than 12,000 bags of heroin (approximately 241 grams), a loaded firearm, 39 grams of marijuana, more than $4700 in cash and ammunition.

Castillo has a prior conviction for the illegal possession of a firearm. The firearm recovered Sunday was previously reported stolen. 21-year-old John Castillo of Springfield was charged.

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