Police In North Adams Allegedly Find 300 Bags Of Heroin In Traffic Stop
Speeding through North Adams resulted in more than a ticket. According to the Berkshire Eagle, a North Adams police officer clocked a vehicle on Union Street going 42 mph in a 35 mph zone. After stopping the vehicle the officer also noticed the car had a defective headlight and break light.
During the traffic stop the officer allegedly saw the driver reach down near the passenger area of the vehicle, and the passenger reach under her seat.
Police noted that the passenger had an active warrant for her arrest from Berkshire Superior Court related to drug-possession charges. An officer allegedly found 42 bags of heroin and a crack pipe with residue inside the passenger's purse. Police searched the vehicle and found an additional 250 bags of heroin inside a locked glove box, according to the police report. The street value of the heroin was estimated at $2,920.
The passenger pleaded not guilty to single counts of possession to distribute a Class A drug. A judge set her bail at $50 and scheduled a pretrial hearing for May 9. The driver who is from North Adams, pleaded not guilty to single counts of possession to distribute a class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law, speeding and two motor vehicle lights violations. She was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear May 4 for a pretrial hearing.