Shortly before 1 a.m. this morning Trooper Yardley Eugene and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Eric Savard, assigned to State Police-Norwell, were patrolling Route 3 in Hanover. While traveling northbound they conducted an RMV inquiry on a Honda CRV, which showed the vehicle was being operated with a rejected Massachusetts inspection. Trooper Eugene activated the cruiser’s emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the Honda.
Once the vehicle came to a stop Troopers Eugene and Savard approached it and identified the operator as KATIE FIELD, 44, of Newton. After informing her why she was stopped Trooper Eugene requested her license and registration. Within several minutes it was learned that FIELD did not possess a driver’s license. Troopers informed her she was going to be issued a criminal summons and her vehicle was going to be towed.
FIELD exited her vehicle, and, per department policy, the Troopers conducted an inventory of its contents. Trooper Savard immediately located a large amount of cash and quickly after that Trooper Eugene located a cigarette box with the words “do not throw away” containing 25 packages of Suboxone. After a subsequent search of the vehicle the Troopers located two small scales, approximately 14 grams of Heroin, a large amount of various prescription pills, including nearly 20 grams of Oxycodone, approximately $1,400 in cash, and various other items consistent with the sale and distribution of narcotics.
FIELD was placed under arrest and transported to State Police-Norwell for booking. A bail commissioner was contacted and ordered FIELD to be held until her arraignment at Hingham District Court on the following offenses.
- Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
- Possession of a Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute (two counts);
- Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute;
- Trafficking a Class B Substance; and
- Failed Inspection Sticker.