What Were They Thinking? Another Fake Plate Leads To Charges And Arrest
I guess this fits from Forrest Gump, stupid is as stupid does.
The first time a car got stopped because of a fake plate. A 31-year-old guy named Justin Butchino recently got pulled over in western Massachusetts near Shelburne Falls, for a messed-up license plate. It was a temporary plate with such bad handwriting, they couldn't make out the numbers. It turned out the car wasn't registered, and his license was also expired. That was not the worst of it, while he was being arrested, they found drugs in his pocket.
So they searched his car and found a family-size box of Frosted Flakes that were Full of drugs.
There was one big bag of cocaine inside and over 3,000 tiny bags of heroin that he was obviously planning to sell. They also found a purse packed with even more drugs. A guy in the passenger seat also got arrested. They're both facing drug trafficking charges.
The second arrest happened this past Monday around the Holyoke area. According to a news release Holyoke Police Department, 42-year-old John Collins of Chicopee was stopped on Sargeant Street by Maple Street and was arrested for allegedly operating a car without a license. After searching his vehicle during the arrest, police report that they found a .25 caliber firearm.
Collins faces the following charges:
Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license
Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Carrying a firearm without a license
Possession of ammunition without a FID
Improper storage of a firearm