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Trooper Arrests Woman Transporting Firearm; Narcotics Driving Erratically

Shortly before 9 p.m. on February 27, Trooper Victoria Thompson, assigned to State Police-Norwell, was dispatched to 911 reports of a white Mercedes sedan being operated erratically, speeding and tailgating other vehicles, on Route 3 northbound in Pembroke. Trooper Thompson set her cruiser in the area of Exit 32 and eventually observed the vehicle pass her location at a high rate of speed. Trooper Thompson entered traffic and stopped the Mercedes just prior to Exit 35 in Rockland.

 

Upon the vehicle coming to a full stop, Trooper Thompson approached it and identified the operator as TAJANAY VEIGA, 28, of Stoughton. While speaking to VEIGA, Trooper Thompson observed her to appear agitated and continuously reach to the floor in front of her. For officer safety reasons, VEIGA was removed from the vehicle, however, became non-compliant causing Trooper Thompson to place her in handcuffs and secure her in the rear of a cruiser. A search of the immediate area where VEIGA was seated revealed a bag containing multiple baggies of a substance suspected to be Heroin. At this point VEIGA was placed under arrest and a tow truck was dispatched to relocate the Mercedes to the Norwell Barracks, where a full search was conducted. During this search Troopers located a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, along with multiple baggies containing substances suspected to be Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, and various prescription pills. Troopers also located scales commonly used in the illegal packaging and distribution of narcotics.

 

VEIGA was transported to the Norwell Barracks for booking. A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail at $2,540 before scheduling VEIGA for arraignment at Hingham District Court for the following charges:

 

1.       Trafficking in Fentanyl;

2.       Trafficking in Cocaine;

3.       Possession of a Class B Drug with intent to Distribute;

4.       Possession of a Class C Drug with intent to Distribute;

5.       Possession Marijuana, Greater than One Ounce;

6.       Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony;

7.       Speeding.

 

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