Two Men Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking

Trooper Scott Boutell Arrests Two Men for Cocaine Trafficking in Deerfield

Massachusetts State Police Media Release—07072017—Two Men Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking 

 On July 3 at about 11:40 p.m., Trooper Scott Boutell, assigned to the State Police Barracks in Shelburne Falls, was on patrol on Route 91 in the town of Deerfield when he observed a black Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound with an excessively loud exhaust.  Trooper Boutell subsequently stopped the vehicle. Trooper Anthony Lavigne arrived as back up.

The operator of the vehicle did not have a driver’s license in her possession. After a computer check came up with negative information based on the identity the driver provided, troopers  determined that the driver had given them a false name and had a suspended license. As none of the passengers had a valid license, the troopers decided to have the vehicle towed.

During an inventory of the vehicle, 27 grams of cocaine was found in the back seat. A subsequent investigation revealed the two rear seat passengers were the owners of the cocaine.

The operator, identified as AMANDA DODGE, 31, of Winchester, NH, and the two rear passengers, identified as DAVID LEBLANC, 29, of Athol, and TODD MURPHY, 44, of Winchester, NH, were placed under arrest and transported to the Shelburne Falls Barracks where they were booked. Bail was set at $25,000 for LEBLANC and $2,500 for MURPHY. DODGE was held for court and extradition to NH on an outstanding warrant. They were all transported to the Franklin County House of Correction.

DODGE was charged with the following offenses:

  • Equipment violation- loud exhaust;
  • License not in possession;
  • Registration not in possession;
  • MV operator refuse to identify self; and
  • Unlicensed operation of MV.

LEBLANC was charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking in Cocaine; and
  • Conspiracy to violate drug law.

MURPHY was charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking in Cocaine; and
  • Conspiracy to violate drug law.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not call the barracks directly.