Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 06072018 – State Police arrest five for suspected fentanyl trafficking in Greenfield
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at about 2:20 a.m., State Police arrested five people from New York and Vermont for suspected fentanyl trafficking on Route 91 in Greenfield following a traffic stop.
Trooper Anthony Lavigne was on patrol on Route 91 when he observed a Subaru Legacy traveling northbound with a defective plate light and traveling over lane markings. He pulled the vehicle over and, upon making contact with the operator and occupants, made observations of drug related paraphernalia in the vehicle. Trooper Lavigne additionally determined that the operator’s license was suspended in the state of Vermont. Upon further investigation, with assistance from Trooper Michael Garceau, troopers located three balloons in the vehicle containing approximately 83 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl.
Troopers arrested the driver, MORGAN PECK, 32, of Lyndon Center, V.T., and her passengers, NICHOLAS MAIO, 26, of Lyndonville, V.T., CINDY CROOKS, 31, of Westberke, V.T., HUBERT SPENCER, 20, and JERMAINE TAYLOR, 43, both of Brooklyn, N.Y. All five were charged with the following offenses:
1. Trafficking in Fentanyl
2. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
MAIO was additionally charged with carrying a dangerous weapon (knife). MORGAN was additionally charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, lights violation, and committing a marked lanes violation.
All five were arraigned in Greenfield District Court that morning.