Three arrested after State Police seize crack cocaine, heroin during car search in Whately

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WHATELY, Mass. (WWLP) – Three people are facing drug and conspiracy charges after police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 91 early Saturday morning. 

State Police told 22News they arrested 32-year-old Amanda Wilkins of Poultney, Vermont, 28-year-old Ashley Olszowy of Troy, NY, and 32-year-old Thomas Mayer of Bennington, Vermont, after troopers stopped a car that failed to yield while traveling northbound on the off-ramp of Exit 24 in Whately around 2 a.m. 

After stopping the vehicle, police say they observed individuals in the passenger seat moving suspiciously, resulting in a search.

State Police allegedly located 24 grams of crack cocaine, and a total of 197 wax bags, each with a varying amount of heroin inside. 

All three were arrested and booked at the Northampton barracks. Bail was set at $10,000 for Wilkins and Mayer while Olszowy’s was set at $1,500. They were held at the Hampshire County Jail and arraigned on the following charges on Monday:

Wilkins:

  • Trafficking in cocaine 
  • Possession of Class A drug with intent to distribute; 
  • Conspiracy to violate drug laws 
  • Failure to yield 

Mayer: 

  • Trafficking in cocaine; 
  • Possession of Class A drug with intent to distribute 
  • Conspiracy to violate drug laws 

Olszowy: 

  • Trafficking in Cocaine 
  • Possession of Class A drug with intent to distribute 
  • Conspiracy to violate drug laws 
  • Failure to wear seat belt

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