More than 900 bags of heroin found during traffic stop

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield Police say they took nearly a thousand bags of heroin off the street after a traffic stop early Friday morning.

Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department
Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

Greenfield Police say Antonio Rivera, 27, of Westfield, was the passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over just after midnight Friday.  According to police, officers pulled over the car for failure to stop at a stop sign.  That’s when they recognized Rivera as a suspected heroin dealer.  After a search of the car, police allegedly found 967 bags of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.

Rivera was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute class A (heroin), a subsequent offense.  Rivera has been convicted once of this charge and has one additional open charge.

Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department
Image courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

Bail was set by the Clerk Magistrate of courts at $3,500.

The driver was issued a ticket for civil infractions.

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