Heroin trafficking bust made in Barre City

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BARRE CITY — Local police say they have arrested two people accused of trafficking heroin.

On Saturday state police conducted a search warrant with assistance from Barre City and Barre Town Police Departments, at a residence on Park Street in Barre City.

Eric Vasquez, 26, of Springfield, MA, was located at the residence and taken into custody for an active felony warrant.

According to the report, both Vasquez and Alex Rodriguez, 23, also of Springfield, were in possession of 212 grams of marijuana and 160 bags of suspected heroin located at the property.

A .45 cal handgun was located in Rodriguez’s bag which police say is currently being seized for further investigation.

Vasquez and Rodriguez were arrested without incident and transported to the Middlesex State Police Barracks for processing.

Vasquez was transported to Barre City Police Department where he was held on $10,000 cash bail.

Rodriguez was transported to Barre City Police Department where he was held on $25,000 cash bail.

Both are due in court on Monday.