- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - Police have seized a large amount of heroin and arrested three people following a raid on a Holyoke apartment.

Authorities say two young children, ages 3 and 6, were in the apartment at the time.

A task force consisting of state police, Hampden County sheriff’s deputies, Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee police, made the bust Wednesday.

Undercover officers arranged to buy 1,200 bags of heroin in the apartment’s parking lot. They arrested one man but a second escaped in a vehicle after ramming a police vehicle several times.

Police then executed a search warrant on the apartment and found an additional 1,150 bags of heroin. They arrested two women in the apartment and said they would issue a criminal complaint against a third woman who was caring for the children.

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