3 arrests on gun and drug charges after traffic stop on I-91

Crime

Three people are facing gun and drug charges, after state police initially pulled them over, due to a loud exhaust and covered license plate on I-91 in Bernardston.

According to State Police Media Relations, driver was pulled over at around 2:00 Monday morning, because the car’s exhaust was loud and salt had covered up their license plate. The trooper searched the car, after spotting items that are used to package drugs.

Police allegedly recovered a large amount of crack cocaine and heroin, as well as a gun with a blue colored frame, that made it look like a toy.

The driver, Calvin Medina of Springfield, along with his two passengers, Joseph McLeod of Chicopee and Erica Gilbert of Barre, Vermont were arrested. They were arraigned in Greenfield District Court, on Tuesday.

Medina faces the following charges:

  • Trafficking in Heroin
  • Trafficking in Cocaine
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
  • Possession of a Class A Drug with the Intent to Distribute
  • Motor Vehicle Equipment Violation
  • License Plate Violation
  • Driver’s License Not in Possession
  • Vehicle Registration Not in Possession

McLeod is charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Heroin
  • Trafficking in Cocaine
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
  • Possession of a Class A Drug with the Intent to Distribute
  • Furnishing a False Name to Police
  • Possession of a Class B Drug with the Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of a Class B Drug
  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Carrying a Dangerous Weapon
  • Unlicensed Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm
  • Receiving Stolen Property less than $1200.

Gilbert is charged with:

  • Trafficking in Heroin
  • Trafficking in Cocaine
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
  • Possession of a Class A Drug with the Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of a Class A Drug
  • Possession of a Class B Drug

Bail for both Medina and McLeod were set at $25,000, while bail for Gilbert was set at $10,000.

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