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.
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
- 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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