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Tamika Smith of Amherst arrested on drug charges after Holyoke traffic stop

  • COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

    COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

  • COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

    COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

  • COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE
  • COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

Tamika Smith, 22, of Amherst, has pleaded not guilty in Holyoke District Court to charges of possessing a class B drug (MDMA, also known as ecstasy), possessing a class C drug (psilocybin mushrooms) with intent to distribute, possessing a class D drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute, possessing a class E drug (prescription medication) with intent to distribute, possessing a class A drug (heroin), Possessing a class B drug (cocaine), carrying a dangerous weapon.

Smith was pulled over by Trooper Joseph Petty on Route 202 in Holyoke about 12:45 a.m. Monday for allegedly failing to stop at a red light.

State police said Smith appeared nervous and began to cry, saying there was a warrant out for her arrest.

When Petty asked Smith to get out of her car, two folded wax paper packets containing heroin fell to the ground, state police said.

The other drugs were allegedly found in Smith’s car after her arrest.

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