Two people arrested after state police seize drugs during traffic stop near Bernardston

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SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – State police arrested two people after discovering drugs during a traffic stop near Bernardston Friday night.

Massachusetts State Police told 22News, 35-year-old Kwesi Wilson, and 27-year-old Ashley Blanchard were arrested after a state police trooper noticed their Jeep speeding on I-91 north near Bernardston with a temporary plate that was unreadable.

Police conducted a traffic stop and found out Wilson the driver had a suspended license and Blanchard, the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. Police then investigated and searched the car and recovered about 100 grams of white power consistent with crack cocaine as well as 200 white waxed baggies of heroin, a digital scale, and a machete.

Both Blanchard and Wilson were arrested and taken to the Franklin County House of Corrections in Greenfield pending arraignment.

Wilson was charged with the following:

  1. Trafficking in cocaine
  2. Possession with intent to distribute heroin
  3. Conspiracy to violate drug laws
  4. Possession of dangerous weapon (machete)
  5. Failure to wear seat belt
  6. Operate a motor vehicle with license suspended/revoked
  7. Speeding
  8. Unregistered motor vehicle
  9. Equipment violation

Blanchard was charged with the following:

  1. Trafficking in cocaine
  2. Possession with intent to distribute heroin
  3. Conspiracy to violate drug laws
  4. Possession of dangerous weapon
  5. Failure to wear seat bealt

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