GOSHEN -- Two North Adams residents are facing drug charges after being arrested during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon, according to police.
Nathan Neilson, 25, and Andrew Carrigan, 24, both of North Adams, are to be charged with possessing a Class A drug (heroin). Neilson is also being charged with speeding.
According to state police, an off-duty trooper observed Neilson speeding while operating a 2001 Saturn and pulled the car over on Shaw Road in Goshen on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 3:05 p.m. The trooper allegedly found needles and drugs in the vehicle. Information on the amount of heroin reportedly involved in the arrest was not available.
Carrigan and Neilson were taken to the Northampton State Police Barracks for booking and face charges in Holyoke District Court.
The arrest follows other heroin possession cases Northern Berkshire saw earlier this month.
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, three North Adams residents and an Adams resident were arrested for allegedly possessing heroin during a traffic stop.
They were arraigned on drug-related charges in Holyoke District Court on Thursday. Police say they discovered 122 bags of heroin, worth $2,440, and a small amount of cocaine in the vehicle.
On Jan. 3, three North Adams residents were arrested for allegedly possessing 100 bags of heroin, worth $1,500, during a traffic stop in Savoy.
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