Palmer Police arrest 2, seize several types of drugs during traffic stop

Both are being arraigned in Palmer District Court Tuesday.

PALMER, Mass.(WWLP) – Palmer police arrested a man and woman Monday night during a traffic stop.

Palmer Police Lieutenant Christopher Burns said 25-year-old Ian Foster of Holyoke was driving on Church Street around 10:25 p.m. when officers pulled him over and determined he was under the influence of drugs.

Lt. Burns said they found 90 bags of heroin, 630 bags of synthetic marijuana, four grams of powder cocaine, four grams of crack cocaine, four bags of marijuana, oxycododone and more than $1,300 in cash after searching the car.

Foster is being charged with:

  • Five counts of drug possession with intent to distribute (class A, B, C, D drugs)
  • Operating under the influence
  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Number plate violation to conceal ID
  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • Uninsured motor vehicle
  • Conspiracy to violate drug law

Lt. Burns said Foster was held on a $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at Palmer District Court.

Also in the car was 22-year-old Mariaj Peet from Ludlow. She was arrested, but released on bail. Peet is being charged with

  • Conspiracy to violate drug law
  • Heroin, being present where kept

Peet is also scheduled to be arraigned in Palmer District Court Tuesday.

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