• One arrested after State Police find cocaine, cash in wanted man's car


    NORTHFIELD, Mass. - A seemingly routine traffic stop turned into a cocaine bust and the arrest of a New Hampshire man in Northfield early Saturday morning, according to a release from the Massachusetts State Police. 

    Law enforcement pulled over the driver of a 2001 Volkswagen Passat for multiple traffic violations, including speeding, at 4:20 a.m. on Saturday morning along Route 10 North in the town. 

    The attending officer then learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court after a pretrial release; he was also driving without a license. Police then placed the driver – Ryan Spath, 21, of Richmond N.H. – under arrest. 

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    A search of Spath’s car yielded 28.3 grams of cocaine and $6,708 in cash inside a backpack. When he was booked at the Shelburne Falls Barracks, Spath was charged with the following offenses.     

    • Trafficking in Cocaine
    • Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle
    • License Not in Possession
    • Fail to Stop/Yield
    • Speeding
    • Failure to Appear Upon Recognizance
    • Marked Lanes Violation
    • Left Lane Restriction Violation

    Spath was released on $3,500 bail. He is set to be arraigned on Monday at Greenfield District Court. 

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