Russell man arraigned for drugs

Kyle Schott
Kyle Schott (Photo Credit: The Westfield News)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – The patron of an East Main Street restaurant who was arrested Monday evening on drug charges was arraigned yesterday in Westfield District Court.

Kyle Schott, 20, of 40 Laurel Drive, Russell, was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday at the East Main Street Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant after police received a call from the manager of the restaurant about a suspicious white male in the parking lot who had entered the building five or six times but ordered food only once.

In a court document, Officer Michael Csekovsky said he arrived to find Schott in a silver Pontiac and walked up alongside the vehicle to speak with him.

Csekovsky stated that he noticed a metal pipe in the car’s front seat along with a black watch cap which contained several folded up pieces of tin foil, which he suspected contained either heroin or crack cocaine.

The officer asked Schott if he had any other illegal drugs in the vehicle, at which time Schott admitted that the folded pieces of tin foil contained heroin and that he didn’t have any other substances with him. Csekovsky then unfolded the tin foil and found burnt material and several pieces of what was later tested and confirmed to be heroin.

Upon further inspection, officers discovered an empty package of the prescription medication Suboxone.

A controlled substance containing buprenorphine, Suboxone is used to treat dependence of opiate narcotics like heroin. It also contains naloxone, a key component in the drug Narcan, an opiod antagonist used to stop opiate overdoses.

Officers found a white container with three unused Suboxone strips which Schott told officers he did not have a prescription for.
After searching the rest of the vehicle, officers found a backpack which contained a knife with brass knuckles attached to its handle. Schott was then arrested and taken into police custody.

Following his arraignment yesterday, Schott was released on his own personal recognizance and is due back in court November 5.

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Media Credit: The Westfield News

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