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Addiction in Franklin County

‘Heroin in plain sight’ says officer making traffic stop

GREENFIELD — Following a traffic stop for failure to signal, a local man faces a drug possession charge thanks to what police say was heroin left in plain sight.

The stop took place at 9:15 p.m. Saturday on Armory Street, in front of the 4 Armory St. apartment building.

Police arrested passenger Michael A. White, 27, of 58 Devens St., charging him with possession of a Class A drug.

Greenfield Detective Lt. Daniel McCarthy said White had six bags of heroin by him in the car, in plain view of the arresting officer. According to the log, the folded bags were marked “Call of Duty,” and White also had an open container of alcohol.

Another passenger, Marc A. Saulnier Jr., 20, of 76 Keegan Lane, was arrested on a warrant. The driver, a 23-year-old Greenfield woman, will be summoned to court on a charge of being present where heroin is kept. Heroin is the only drug carrying this legal complication under the Massachusetts laws.

(Editor’s note: Some information in this story has changed from an earlier edition)

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