Over the past few months, the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team’s west unit (MSP CINRET West) and Holyoke Police conducted an investigation into suspected trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in the Holyoke area by MARK CAMERON, 49. Methamphetamine, a highly-addictive drug, remains relatively uncommon in New England.
This morning, Troopers and Officers assigned to MSP CINRET West, Holyoke Police Officers, and members of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at CAMERON’s West Glen Street residence. The search resulted in the seizure of 76 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 13 grams of fentanyl, 14 grams of crack cocaine, various illicit prescription narcotics and approximately $2,000 in United States currency. Police also found literature about manufacturing crystal methamphetamine inside the home.
CAMERON was charged with the following offenses:
1. Trafficking in methamphetamine, over 36 grams;
2. Trafficking in fentanyl, over 10 grams;
3. Possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute;
4. Possession of crack cocaine;
5. Possession of a Class E narcotic (prescription pills) with intent to distribute; and
6. Possession of a Class E narcotic (prescription pills).
Troopers and Officers also located JOSE RODRIGUEZ, 45, also a resident of that address, and arrested him for the following offenses:
1. Possession of crack cocaine; and2. Possession of a Class E narcotic (prescription pills)