Last night at about 8:45 p.m., a motor vehicle stop in Fitchburg by troopers assigned to the Troop C Community Action Team (CAT) led to the arrest of a Fitchburg woman for trafficking cocaine among other charges.
The troopers were on patrol in the Columbus Street area when they observed a green Honda Accord with extremely dark front windows drive passed them. The vehicle turned into the Cumberland Farms Gas Station on Daniels Street where the troopers effected a motor vehicle stop. As troopers approached the car they saw that two occupants were inside.
Troopers had a discussion with the male driver and female passenger, neither of whom could provide consistent information and each of whom appeared to not know each other’s name.
The driver, who was properly licensed was issued a motor vehicle citation for illegally tinted windows.
The female passenger who was not fastened with a seatbelt was identified as JENNIFER CRUZ, 27 of Fitchburg. CRUZ was found to be in possession of two bags of cocaine each weighing 25 grams and two cell phones one of which she broke in half.
CRUZ was transported to the Leominster Barracks where she was charged with the following offenses:
1. Trafficking Class B Substance;
2. Tampering or Destruction of Evidence; and
3. Fail to Wear Safety Belt.
CRUZ was held on $15,000 cash bail until her arraignment Monday in Fitchburg District Court.