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Addiction in Franklin County

Driver faces drug charges after traffic stop in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — A Hatfield man faces several drug charges after police say they found a cache of different drugs in his car during a traffic stop.

George Gay, 22, of 17 Scotland Road, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of morphine, possession of hashish, possession of oxycodone (an opiate painkiller), speeding and driving an uninspected motor vehicle Tuesday night.

Gay was arrested after he was pulled over for speeding through a residential neighborhood around 7 p.m., according to police.

When he opened the glove box to hand over his registration, Officer Felix Ramos saw a mason jar of marijuana poking out of the compartment, according to a news release.

A search of the vehicle turned up more than three ounces of marijuana in separate bags, more than 18 grams of hashish and several pills each of morphine and oxycodone, as well as a digital scale, $300 in small bills, two glass marijuana pipes and a straw believed to be used to snort drugs, according to police.

After the drugs were found, Gay admitted ownership and told police, “I’m not really worried about it; it’s my first offense,” according to a press release.

Gay was released on $100 cash bail after his arrest and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Greenfield District Court.

You can reach David Rainville at: drainville@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 279 @RecorderRain

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