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Addiction in Franklin County

Local teen charged with Main Street drug dealing

GREENFIELD — A local man has been charged with selling heroin on Main Street in broad daylight.

Robert Butynski, 19, of 123 Conway St., pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Wednesday to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin.

Butynski was arrested after police received a report that he was offering heroin to people in the area of the Winslow building at about 4:55 p.m. Tuesday.

The building is “a well-known area for drug distribution,” according to a report by officer Scott West.

When West arrived, Butynski was visibly shaking and kept reaching into his pockets, he wrote. West frisked him and felt an object that he wrote felt like a syringe.

West pulled Butynski’s pocket open to see if there was a syringe there and noticed several wax bags consistent with heroin packaging, he wrote.

Four of those bags were empty, but three, stamped “Gucci,” still contained the drug, according to West. Butynski tried to explain that he was simply collecting the bags, he wrote. The officer added that addicts will often save heroin bags so they can scrape out the residual powder for one more dose.

At the station, an unused syringe was discovered in the pocket of shorts Butynski wore under his pants, wrote West.

According to a report by Sgt. James Rode, Butynski called his mother for bail, saying that he had been picked up on a warrant. Rode wrote that he overheard his mother telling Butynksi that she knew he was lying, and that he “needed to stay in jail, or else he’s going to end up dead.”

Rode added that Butynski’s girlfriend had been picked up for heroin use earlier in the day.

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