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.

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

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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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