Marijuana, morphine seized during Greenfield traffic stop

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man who was arrested on drug charges by Greenfield police Tuesday allegedly told an officer that he wasn’t too concerned about it, because it is his first offense.

Greenfield Police booking photo of George Gay, 22, of Hatfield. Image Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department
Greenfield Police booking photo of George Gay, 22, of Hatfield. Image Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

Police Lt. William Gordon told 22News that George Gay, 22, of Hatfield, had more than 3 ounces of marijuana, plus morphine pills, oxycontin pills, and more than 18 grams of hashish with him when he was arrested during a traffic stop.

According to Gordon, just before 7:00 P.M., an officer on Grove Street saw that Gay was speeding while driving a car with an expired inspection sticker. After pulling the car over, Gay searched for his registration, and Gordon says the officer noticed a “large amount of marijuana” inside a mason jar that was stashed inside the glove compartment.

Hashish seized during the traffic stop. Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department.
Hashish seized during the traffic stop. Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department.

After searching the car, Gordon says more drugs were found, as well as $300 in cash, but Gay told the officer “I’m not really worried about it, it’s my first offense.”

Gay admitted that he had gotten the cash from selling marijuana, Gordon says.

He is facing multiple drug charges, as well as charges for speeding and having a vehicle that does not meet RMV safety standards. Gay was released on $100 bail.

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