NORTH ADAMS -- The following cases were heard in Northern Berkshire District Court on Wednesday:
* Natalie M. Labonte, 42, of Sutton Street in North Adams, was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for May 20.
* Robert Berard, 27, of Houghton Street in North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of distributing a Class A drug. Berard was fined $90 and he was ordered to continue a drug free program. The case was continued without a finding until Apr. 16, 2014.
* Samantha F. Clifford, 22, of First Street in Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on charges of three counts forgery of a check, two counts of uttering a false check, two counts of larceny by check under $250 and one count of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor. She was ordered to pay $1,573.68 in restitution and the case was dismissed.
* Dennis P. Richards, 54, of Union Street in North Adams, was arraigned on charges of three counts of possession of child pornography. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for May 31.
-- Phil Demers