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Shortly after 7 p.m. on May 29, Trooper Domenic Liquori, assigned to State Police Springfield, was stationary observing traffic on Route 291 eastbound at the Exit 5 ramp complex in Chicopee. At that time, he observed a gray Honda Accord cross over the white lane markings before correcting back onto the roadway. Trooper Liquori entered traffic and caught up to the vehicle at the intersection of Route 291 and Burnett Road, then noted its speed as 55 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. Trooper Liquori activated his cruiser’s blue lights and stopped the vehicle.

Upon the Honda coming to a full stop, the Trooper approached it and informed the operator, later identified as JOHN DAVIS, 32, of Pelham, of the reasoning for the stop. Initially, DAVIS provided the Trooper a different name and date of birth, however, his true identity was quickly discovered. Trooper Liquori conducted an RMV inquiry of the operator’s actual identity and located two active warrants for his arrest. Additionally, it was discovered he did not possess a driver’s license. DAVIS was then removed from his vehicle and placed in custody. Prior to DAVIS being transported to a barracks for booking, Trooper Liquori conducted a required inventory of his vehicle’s contents so it could be towed from the scene. During the inventory, the Trooper discovered a large amount of wax paper folds containing a substance suspected to be Heroin. In total, Trooper Liquori located 350 individually wrapped wax paper folds.

DAVIS was transported to the Springfield Barracks where he was booked and ordered to be held for court without bail. He was eventually arraigned at Springfield District Court for arraignment on the following charges.

1. Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle;

2. Possession of a Class A Drug with Intent to Distribute;

3. Motor Vehicle Operator Refuse to Identify Self;

4. Fugitive from Justice on Court Warrant;

5. Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in Vehicle;

6. Marked Lanes Violation; and

7. Speeding.



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