GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – What started as a traffic stop for a defective brake light ended with the arrest of one man on drug charges, and another on warrants. According to Greenfield police, Michael Kostanski, 41, of Gill is being charged with heroin and crack cocaine possession following the traffic stop on the Mohawk Trail Friday night.
Greenfield police posted on their official Facebook page that two officers patrolling near the Applebee’s pulled Kostanski over in the parking lot of the Mobil station. Kostanski got out of the vehicle and allegedly charged at the police car and started flailing his arms. Police investigated, and found used baggies commonly used for heroin packaging inside the driver’s door compartment, as well as “paraphernalia consistent with the use of crack cocaine.”
Police say that they also found bundles of packages containing what’s believed to be heroin inside the center console. A photo released by the police department shows these particular packets were stamped with a picture of a coffee cup and the words “Dunkin Donuts.” The use of well-known brand names, celebrity names, and even items from current events are common in heroin packaging.
Back at the police station, officers seized $530 in cash that was inside Kostanski’s pockets.
Kostanski is being charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine, and having a defective taillight. The passenger inside Kostanski’s car, 40 year-old Shane Johnson of Greenfield, was also arrested, but on seven different warrants.