Motor Vehicle Stop in Northampton Leads to Arrest for Trafficking Cocaine

Massachusetts State Police Media Release—07182018— Motor Vehicle Stop in Northampton Leads to Arrest for Trafficking Cocaine

Sunday, at approximately 10:12 p.m., Trooper Robert Berrena, assigned to the State Police Troop B Community Action Team stopped a red Chevy Blazer on Route 9 (Haydenville Road) in the town of Northampton for a motor vehicle violation. The vehicle contained three occupants.

The operator was identified as CALVIN MEDINA, 26 of Springfield. The front passenger was identified as a 21-year-old male, of Springfield and the rear passenger as a 21-year-old male, of Chicopee. Northampton Police Officer Benjamin Beaver assisted with the motor vehicle stop.

As a result of an investigation it was determined that the operator MEDINA was operating on a learners permit and both passengers had suspended licenses. A subsequent inventory of the vehicle prior to being towed located 78 grams of Cocaine.

MEDINA was placed under arrest and was transported to the Northampton Barracks, where he was booked. Bail was set at $1,500.

MEDINA was charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking Class B (cocaine);
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;
  • Unlicensed Operation Motor Vehicle
  • Defective Equipment;

There is no further information available. Please do not call the barracks directly.

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