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ILLEGALLY OWNED GUN, 148 HEROIN PACKS RECOVERED IN CAR STOP IN BERNARDSTON
September 13, 2018 – On Tuesday morning at about 4:50 a.m., Trooper Scott Boutell assigned to the State Police Barracks in Shelburne Falls was on patrol when he observed a black Toyota Celica commit motor vehicle violations on Route 91 North in Bernardston and stopped the vehicle.
Trooper Boutell identified the operator as ANNA MACKENZIE, 32, the front passenger as GRAHAM JACOB, 26, and the rear passenger as CHRISTOPHER MAGOON, 26, all from Barre, Vermont. As a result of an investigation, the operator was determined to be in violation of driving with a restricted license and was placed under arrest.
As a result of a search of the vehicle, an unloaded 9mm black Beretta firearm, one magazine containing 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and approximately 148 bags of heroin were located. None of the vehicle occupants possess a license to carry a firearm in Massachusetts.
Troopers searched JACOB and MAGOON and found both subjects each in possession of 15 bags of heroin.
All three subjects were transported to the barracks where they were booked.
MACKENZIE was charged with possession of a Class A substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. She also was issued a uniform citation for Marked lanes, Operate a Motor Vehicle in Violation of License Restriction, State Highway Signal Violation.
JACOB was charged with the following offenses:
Possession of a Class A Substance;
Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm;
Improper Storage of a Firearm;
Registration not in Possession; and
Driving an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
MAGOON was charged with Possession of a Class A Substance; Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law; and Tampering with Evidence.
All three subjects were scheduled to be arraigned in Greenfield District Court yesterday.
No further information is available. Please do not call the barracks directly.