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

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.

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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
  • 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.