Two men arrested on multiple drug charges in Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force served a search warrant in Amherst on Tuesday, arresting two 20-year-olds and seizing psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and marijuana.

According to Mary Carey of the Northwestern DA’s office, police arrested George Carrette of Concord and Christopher T. Hart of Amherst on Tuesday, April 15th around 2:00 p.m. at the 513 Main Street apartment. Both are 21-years-old and were arraigned on Wednesday on multiple drug charges.

Executing a search warrant, police seized the following items:

  • Loose green vegetable matter removed from 5 large mason jars
  • 20 plastic bags containing green vegetable matter
  • 3 pieces of a dark waxy substance (consistent with marijuana wax)
  • $8,833 cash and a check for $2,000
  • Packaging materials
  • 2 drug ledgers
  • 3 scales
  • 8 capsules of Adderal
  • Glass container with white granular powder (MDMA)
  • Several aluminum foil strips containing paper square (LSD)
  • 4 bags of psilocybin mushrooms
  • Orange pills
  • Marijuana grinder with residue
  • 2 plastic bag heat sealers
(Photo Courtesy: Northwestern DA’s office)
(Photo Courtesy: Northwestern DA’s office)

Carey said that Carrette was arrested for possession with intent to distribute Class D (marijuana), possession with intent to distribute Class C (marijuana wax), and possession with intent to distribute Class B (LSD).

Hart was arrested for possession with intent to distribute Class D (marijuana), possession with intent to distribute Class B (LSD), and possession with intent to distribute Class B (psilocybin mushrooms), and possession of Class B (Adderal).

Both were arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court and released on $1,500 bail. They are due back in court on June, 27, 2014.

This arrest was as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force along with the Amherst Police Department and the University of Massachusetts Police Department.

“The arrest of suppliers of drugs to community members and our youth is a great example of how, working together, Amherst and UMass police and the Northwestern Anti-Crime Task Force are making a difference,” Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan said.

(Photo Courtesy: Northwestern DA’s office)
(Photo Courtesy: Northwestern DA’s office)
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