Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Trafficking Arrest in Northampton

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Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 12202013 – Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Trafficking Arrest

 

Early this morning, Trooper Joseph Petty was on a traffic stop of Route 91 in Northampton when a vehicle passed by him.  Trooper Petty observed several violations.  Trooper Petty stopped the vehicle a short time later in the Town of Hatfield. Trooper Petty made contact with the operator who was not properly licensed to drive the car. Trooper Petty also spoke to the passengers.

 

During the stop, evidence of illegal narcotics led to a request for a State Police K9. Trooper David Stucenski and K9 Frankie located 1,250 individual bags of heroin in the vehicle. Four people were taken into custody and charged with the following:

 

Operator TYLER ROBENSTEIN, 23, of Colchester, Vermont: Trafficking in Heroin, conspiracy to violate the drugs laws, possession to distribute a Class A substance, speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle.

 

Passenger MARQUESE JONES,22, of Newark New Jersey: Trafficking in Heroin, conspiracy to violate the drugs laws and possession to distribute a Class A substance.

 

Passenger ASHLEY BEAULIEU,21, of Colchester, Vermont: Trafficking in Heroin, conspiracy to violate the drugs laws, possession to distribute a Class A substance.

 

Passenger SHEROD GREEN,21, of Newark New Jersey: Trafficking in Heroin, conspiracy to violate the drugs laws, possession to distribute a Class A substance.

 

All four were held until their expected appearance in Northampton District Court.

 

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We have no further information at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.

 

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