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One arrested, three more implicated in drug stop

GREENFIELD — A Bouker Street parking complaint became an unrelated drug arrest Sunday evening, with a Northfield man arrested and his three passengers to be summoned to court, according to police.

Tracey Brayden Range, 21, of 553 Gulf Road, Northfield is charged with possession of a Class E drug with intent to distribute as a third offense and driving with a suspended license.

The three passengers are scheduled to be summoned to court, according to police. A 21-year-old Gill man faces a possible charge of possession of a Class E drug, as does a 21-year-old Greenfield man. A 17-year-old Greenfield man will potentially face that charge and an additional charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Sgt. Laura Gordon said Greenfield Police were originally called to Bouker Street for a complaint of a vehicle obstructing a driveway. While there, officers observed a car pull up and the occupants enter and quickly exit a house. Based on their behavior, police stopped the car on Pond Street. Details were few Sunday afternoon, but Gordon said the Class E charges stem from what is believed to be Percocet, pending laboratory confirmation.

Percocet is a commonly abused prescription painkiller combining acetaminophen and the opiate oxycodone.

Police arrested the driver because his license was suspended, Gordon said, but the passengers were free to go and are to be summoned to court instead, due to staffing levels.

As shift commander, Gordon said she had two full-time officers and one special. Processing would have tied up a minimum of two, and the prisoners would then have to have been transferred to the House of Correction, or monitored if kept in the Police Department.

You can reach Chris Curtis at:
ccurtis@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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