Two Incidents In South County Turn Up Heroin
A report of a single-car motor vehicle accident on Park Street in Housatonic was called into the Great Barrington Police Department at around noon yesterday.
51-year-old Marla Monjardo, of Housatonic, was traveling northbound when she went off the road and struck a telephone pole, 2 parked cars, and a guard rail. There were no injuries.
The driver was subsequently found to possess 6 bags of heroin and a black-tar substance. She was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin Class A and released without bail for court at a later date. The accident remains under investigation.
Also, Great Barrington police stopped a vehicle in front of Town Hall on Main Street on Tuesday as the operator had a revoked license.
The driver, 34-year-old Ryan Babcock, of Park Street in Housatonic that was placed under arrest. During an inventory of the vehicle, the arresting officer discovered an extremely large cache of narcotics.
The inventory found 748 bags of heroin, several bags of cocaine, 18 bags of marijuana and several different prescription drugs. In addition, police confiscated approximately $2,700.