NEWPORT — Police in Massachusetts say on Thursday they arrested three people, two of which are residents of Newport, for carrying a variety of drugs on I-91.
According to the report, at around 3:00 a.m. they stopped the vehicle in the northbound lanes of I-91 in Bernardston, when the driver allegedly failed to use the appropriate lane of the highway.
Once the vehicle was stopped, troopers found the driver, identified as Luke Perry, 30, of Newport, operating with a suspended license.
As he was arrested, troopers noticed a pipe apparently used to smoke crack cocaine on the floor of the vehicle and requested a drug-sniffing K-9 for a search of the vehicle.
Two passengers were removed from the car for the search, which police say turned up crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, and approximately 500 individual bags of heroin.
All three people riding in the car were arrested.
Perry was charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of a Class A drug with the intent to distribute, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a motor vehicle equipment violation and a marked lanes violation.
A passenger in the vehicle, Eddie Torres, 33, of Bronx, NY, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, resisting arrest, possession of a Class A substance with the intent to distribute, carrying a dangerous weapon and failure to wear a seatbelt.
A second passenger, 29-year-old Mandie-Rae Perry, also of Newport, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and possession of a Class A substance with the intent to distribute.
Police say all three were held pending arraignment in Greenfield District Court.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.