State Police arrest two from Maine for drug trafficking

About 595 bags of heroin was found in the car

Photo Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police
Photo Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police

STURDBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – State Police from the Sturbridge Barracks arrested two people after heroin was found in the car during a traffic stop.

According to State Police, around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Trooper Ryan Shepherd and Trooper Scott Driscoll stopped a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu driving on I-84E in Sturbridge, just before the Massachusetts Turnpike. Trooper Ray Jones and his police dog, Dakar, were called in to assist in searching the car.

After investigating the car, police arrested the driver, 42-year-old Tina Hazard of Rumford, ME, and the passenger, 28-year-old Russell Metze of Carthage, ME. Both were charged for Trafficking in Heroin.

Police said 180 grams of heroin, separated into about 595 bags, were seized. Hazard and Metze are currently being held on $2000 bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Dudley District Court.

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