State Police Charge Man and Woman with Heroin

Massachusetts State Police Release–03182013–State Police Charge Man and Woman with Heroin

 

This past Monday, March 18, 2013, Trooper Matthew Mielke assigned to the Northampton Barracks arrested a 37-year-old man and charged a 35-year-old woman on Jackson Street in Holyoke after recovering 25 individually wrapped bags of heroin from the inside of a 2003 Acura TL.

Trooper Mielke was on patrol on Adams Street in Holyoke when he observed a blue 2003 Acura TL with an invalid inspection sticker. Trooper Mielke pulled the vehicle over and determined the operator and passenger were not being truthful. At this time Trooper Mielke conducted a routine query of both occupants. The routine query of the passenger revealed an active WMS default warrant out of Springfield District Court for a probation violation on a charge of possession of class “A” narcotic.

After further conversation with the operator Trooper Meilke located a quantity of narcotics identified as 25 individually wrapped wax paper bags containing a powdery substance consistent with heroin. No further contraband was located.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as JESSICA COTE, 35, of Chicopee and the passenger was identified as MARTIN STEIGER, 37, of Chicopee. STEIGER was transported to the State Police Barracks in Holyoke where he was booked, charged, and held at Hampshire County House of Correction pending arraignment in Holyoke District Court. COTE was summoned to Holyoke District Court for the below listed charges.

 

MARTIN STEIGER was charged with the following offenses:

1.     Possession of a Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute 94C-32C;

2.     Possession of a Class A Substance Subsequent Offense 94C-34B;

3.     Being Present Where Heroin is Kept 94C-35;

4.     Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law 94C-40.

 

JESSIC COTE was charged with the following offenses:

1.     Possession of a Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute 94C-32C;

2.     Possession of a Class A Substance 94C-34A;

3.     Being Present Where Heroin is Kept 94C-35;

4.     Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law 94C-40;

5.     Uninspected Motor Vehicle 90-20.

 

No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.

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