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NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (January 10, 2018)-  In the early morning hours of January 10, 2018, the Northampton Police Department Detective Bureau, Patrol Division, and the Northwestern District Attorney’s Anti-Crime Task force executed a search warrant at 36 Bedford Terrace, Apartment #14, Northampton, MA.  Upon executing the search warrant officers located 650 bags of heroin and 2 baggies of cocaine.  Two individuals were placed under arrest for the following charges:

Mark Santasania
36 Bedford Terrace
Apt 14
Northampton, MA 01060
Age: 56


  1. (Ch. 94C, s32d) Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (Subsequent Offense)
  2. (Ch. 94C, s32j) Drug Violation Near School/Park

Michael Lapan
15 Elizabeth Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Age: 47


  1. (Ch. 94C, s34) Possession of Class B(Cocaine) (Subsequent Offense)
  2. (Ch. 94C, s35) Knowingly Being Present Where Heroin is Kept

The Northampton Police Department remains committed to the investigation and apprehension of people distributing drugs in our community.