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Man charged with cocaine trafficking after Northampton traffic stop

  • Seventy-eight grams of cocaine were found during a traffic stop in Northampton on July 15, 2018, state police said. Massachusetts State Police

  • Seventy-eight grams of cocaine were found during a traffic stop in Northampton on July 15, 2018, state police said. Massachusetts State Police


Thursday, July 19, 2018

NORTHAMPTON – A Springfield man is facing a cocaine trafficking charge after being stopped in Northampton Sunday night, state police said.

Calvin Medina, 26, of Springfield, was driving a red Chevy Blazer with two passengers on Haydenville Road (Route 9) when the car was stopped by state Trooper Robert Berena at 10:12 p.m. for a motor vehicle violation, state police said. Northampton Police Officer Benjamin Beaver assisted with the stop.

State police said Medina was found to be driving on a learners permit, and both passengers, two 21-year old men from Springfield and Chicopee, respectively, had suspended licenses. Officers found 78 grams of cocaine in the vehicle during a subsequent search, state police said.

Medina has been charged with Class B trafficking (cocaine); conspiracy to violate drug law; unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; and defective equipment.

Medina was arrested and then booked at the Northampton Barracks. Bail was set at $1,500.