Two arrested after police find loaded firearm, drugs during traffic stop in North Adams

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (WWLP) – Two men were arrested Monday after law enforcement officials found a loaded firearm and seven ounces of marijuana in a vehicle in North Adams.

According to Massachusetts State Police, a trooper performed a random license plate registration check on a Buick sedan just after 4 p.m. The inquiry showed that the owner of the vehicle, 24-year-old Tyler Matte of North Adams, had a suspended license.

Riding with Matte in the passenger seat was 22-year-old Stefan Gamache of Clarksburg. The trooper searched the vehicle with the assistance of a North Adams Police officer. Inside the vehicle was a loaded firearm, that neither Matte nor Gamache had a license to carry.

Also found was seven ounces of marijuana in the vehicle. Both men were arrested and charged with the following:

24-year-old Tyler Matte is facing the following charges:

  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition without FID Card
  • Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Driver’s License

22-year-old Stefan Gamache is facing the following charges:

  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition without FID Card
  • Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute

Both men are being held at the Berkshire County House of Corrections until arraignment.

Bail is set for both at $25,000.

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