Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 10202014 – State Police Arrest Salem Man for Suspected Heroin Trafficking on Route 84 in Sturbridge
On 0ctober 20, 2014 at about 1:00 p.m., Trooper Scott Driscoll of the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge was on patrol on Route 84 west when he observed a 2007 Nissan Altima make an unsafe lane change. He additionally noticed that the vehicle’s windows were tinted beyond the legal limit. Following a motor vehicle stop and subsequent investigation, Trooper Driscoll, with assistance from Trooper George Demos of the State Police K-9 unit, located approximately four kilograms of a substance believed to be heroin inside the vehicle.
The driver, 35-year-old DAVID MORALES of Salem, was placed under arrest for Trafficking In Heroin, Making An Unsafe Lane Change, and Having An Obstructed/Non-Transparent Window. He was transported to the State Police Barracks in Sturbridge and held on $100,000.00 bail pending his arraignment in Dudley District Court.
The estimated wholesale value of four kilograms of heroin is approximately $400,000.00.
No further information is available. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.