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500 bags of heroin seized during bust

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

A tip to Springfield Police has led to the arrest of a city man and the seizure of 500 bags of heroin.

Police arrested Ismael "Gordo" Silva, 40, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon after tracking Silva as he allegedly made a drug pickup in Holyoke.

Sgt. John Delaney said in a release that the officers pulled Silva's vehicle over on Magazine Street as it was heading towards Federal and Worthington Street. Officers searched his vehicle and found 500 bags of heroin inside.

Silva has been charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, violation of a Drug Free School Zone, and giving a false name.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Springfield District Court Friday.

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