Five people arraigned for fentanyl trafficking in Greenfield

  • Drugs and “drug-related paraphernalia” Massachusetts State Police say they found during a traffic stop on Interstate 91 early Tuesday morning. Five people in the car were arrested on numerous charges. Massachusetts State Police Photo

Recorder Staff
Thursday, June 07, 2018

GREENFIELD — Five people were arraigned Tuesday after being arrested for smuggling 83 grams of fentanyl in Greenfield.

Morgan Peck, 32, of Lyndon Center, Vt.; Nicholas Maio, 26, of Lyndonville, Vt.; Cindy Crooks, 31, of Westberke, Vt.; Hebert Spencer, 20, and Jermaine Taylor, 43, both of New York City, were all charged with fentanyl trafficking and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

According to Massachusetts State Police, Trooper Anthony Lavigne was patrolling Interstate 91 early Tuesday morning when, shortly after 2 a.m., he noticed a Subaru Legacy traveling north with a defective plate light and driving over lane markings.

Lavigne pulled the vehicle over and noticed “drug-related paraphernalia” in the car. Furthermore, he discovered Peck, the driver, had a suspended Vermont license. 

Lavigne and Trooper Michael Garceau searched the vehicle and found three balloons filled with a substance believed to be fentanyl.

In addition to the drug trafficking and drug law violation charges, Peck was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a lights violation and a marked-lanes violation. Maio was additionally charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, a knife. 

This story will be updated.

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