Holyoke Man Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine

At about 2:00 a.m. yesterday morning, Trooper Joseph Ballotte from the State Police – Northampton Barracks stopped a red Nissan Maxima on Pine Street in Holyoke for operating with a defective headlight.

Trooper Ballotte spoke with the operator, OSCARLO HERNANDEZ, 26 of Holyoke, who produced a Massachusetts Identification card. A check with the Registry of Motor Vehicles showed HERNADEZ’ license was revoked and he was deemed to be a Habitual Traffic Offender. Additionally, HERNANDEZ had an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Palmer District Court.

HERNANDEZ was subsequently placed under arrest.  A search of the vehicle, with assistance from Trooper Scott Boutell, located 28 grams of cocaine.

HERNANDEZ was booked at the Northampton Barracks and charged with the following offenses:

  1. Trafficking in Cocaine
  2. Operate Motor Vehicle with License Revoked as Habitual Traffic Offender
  3. Equipment Violation
  4. Warrant. 

HERNANDEZ was transported to the Hampshire County Jail where he was held without bail until his arraignment yesterday in Holyoke District Court.