Police seize large amount of drugs during traffic stop in Greenfield

Published: 11/4/2016 10:32:05 PM

GREENFIELD — Police said a routine traffic stop Thursday netted two-drug related arrests in which nearly a dozen baggies of heroin, cocaine, Ritalin and various paraphernalia were found in the car.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was patrolling Route 91 in Greenfield when he observed a defective plate light on the back of a Hyundai Genesis, authorities said. Upon approaching the vehicle, the trooper located 23 wax baggies of heroin, two clear bags of cocaine, five clear bags containing 63 Ritalin pills as well as various drug paraphernalia, police said.

The driver, Anthony Orlando, 42, and passenger, Tammi Nightingale, 50, both of Wallingford, Connecticut, were arrested.

Orlando faces charges of possession of a class A substance, possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, possession of a class E substance with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, unlicensed operation and an equipment violation.

Nightingale was charged with possession of a class A substance, possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, possession of a class E substance with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and allowing improper operation.




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