SPRINGFIELD - A New York man was arrested in Springfield on Tuesday evening and is now facing a heroin trafficking charge.
37-year-old Rey Flores was behind the wheel of a Chevy Equinox headed east on Route 291 in Springfield when a State Trooper noticed he had failed to stop at the bottom of the Dwight Street exit. The Trooper proceeded to pull him over.
Over the course of the motor vehicle stop the Trooper searched Flores's vehicle, discovering a hidden compartment holding 25,000 packets of heroin with a street value of over $100,000.
Flores now faces one charge of heroin trafficking. He was booked at the Springfield State Police Barracks before being transferred to the Hampshire House of Correction for lack of $10,000 bail.