Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 08012017 – Athol Man Arrested On OUI Drugs 2nd Offense
On July 31th, 2017 at about 2:20 p.m. cell callers called the Danvers State Police Barracks reporting an erratic vehicle on Route 95 north in the area of Wakefield. Trooper James Maloney subsequently observed the vehicle a gray Hyundai operating erratically and stopped it on Route 95 in Lynnfield. After conversation and some Field Sobriety Tests Trooper Maloney determined that the operator, NICHOLAS BALBONI, a 29-year-old male, from Athol, was operating under the influence of drugs.
An inventory of the vehicle to be towed, with assistance from Trooper Kevin Flynn, led to the discovery of 216 suboxone pills, 4 Ziploc bags of marijuana, plastic pouch with marijuana, 2 edible marijuana chocolates, jar of marijuana resin, and a jar of liquid steroids. Additionally, troopers located three airsoft replica firearms in the vehicle.
BALBONI was placed under arrest and brought to the Danvers Barracks. BALBONI was bail was set at $540.00.
BALBONI was charged with the following:
- OUI Drugs 2nd Offense
- Negligent operation of Motor Vehicle
- Marked lanes violation
- Drug possession class B with intent to distribute
- Drug possession class D with intent to distribute
- Drug possession class E