Last night at about 8:30 p.m., Trooper Adam Couture, a recent graduate of the 85th Recruit Training Troop and his Field Training Officer Trooper Michael Leslie assigned to the State Police Shelburne Falls were on patrol on Interstate 91 North when they observed a Nissan Maxima traveling at speed greater than the posted speed limit and without lights on. Troopers activated the cruiser emergency lights and stopped the Nissan with four occupants.
As a result of an investigation and search of the passengers and vehicle troopers located approximately 130 grams of Cocaine and 6 grams of Heroin. The passengers, all residents of Brooklyn, NY, were identified as FAITH TORRES, 23; ANGELIQUE WOODSON, 33 and ANIAYA ELLIS, 22 and charged with the following offenses:
1. Trafficking Cocaine;
2. Possession to Distribute Class A Drug;
3. Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law; and
4. Possession of an Open Container/Alcohol in Motor Vehicle.
All three subjects were transported to the Shelburne Falls Barracks where they were booked. A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail for TORRES at $35,000.00. Bail for WOODSON and ELLIS was set at $5,000.00. They were transferred to the Franklin House of Correction pending their arraignment in Greenfield District Court Monday.
The operator was issued a criminal summons and released from the scene.