Two North Adams men arraigned on alleged cocaine trafficking charges


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (WWLP) – Two North Adams men were arraigned at the Northern Berkshire District Court on alleged drug trafficking charges Wednesday. 

Berkshire District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dennis Yusko told 22News 46-year-old Anthony Dobbins and 53-year-old Brian Mullen, both of North Adams, were held without the right to bail pending a dangerousness hearing. They were both charged with trafficking in cocaine between 100 and 200 grams. 

On Monday, detectives assigned to the DA’s Office obtained a warrant for a vehicle and a home on Harding Avenue, where four people were arrested, and 141 grams of cocaine was seized. During the search, 32-year-old Samantha Lloyd of North Adams and 36-year-old Mark Tanguay of Williamstown were arrested along with Dobbins and Mullen. 

Lloyd and Tanguay were both charged with possession of crack cocaine and released pending a future court date. 

An extensive investigation by the DA’s Office determined that Dobbins was living at Mullen’s home at 152 Harding Avenue and using it as a base to store and distribute crack cocaine. Police spotted Dobbins leaving Mullen’s residence in a BMW Monday afternoon and stopped him on North Street. After a search, officers allegedly found crack cocaine, $998 in cash and other evidence before arresting him. 

Dobbins’ has a criminal history that includes convictions for drug distribution, weapons violations and more in New Jersey. 

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