Five people were arrested in Greenfield Tuesday for suspected fentanyl trafficking.
Massachusetts State Police said a trooper pulled over a vehicle on I-91 in Greenfield after seeing it had a defective plate light and was traveling over lane markings.
State Police said the trooper observed drug related paraphernalia in the vehicle. The trooper also found the operator’s license was allegedly suspended in the state of Vermont.
State Police said after an investigation, troopers located three balloons in the vehicle that contained approximately 83 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl.
Troopers arrested the driver, 32-year-old Morgan Peck of Vermont and her passengers, 26-year-old Nicholas Maio of Vermont, 31-year-old Cindy Crooks of Vermont, 20-year-old Hubert Spencer of New York, and 43-year-old Jermaine Taylor of New York.
All five were charged with trafficking in fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Maio was additionally charged with carrying a dangerous weapon (knife). Peck was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, lights violation, and committing a marked lanes violation.
All five were arraigned in Greenfield District Court Tuesday morning.