Northampton man arrested in possession of cocaine

Christopher J. Burnham is being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton police seized more than $6,000 in cash and 21 baggies of cocaine during a search of an area along King Street Wednesday.

According to Northampton Police Captain John Cartledge, 38 year-old Christopher J. Burnham, whose address is listed as the “streets of Northampton” was arrested following the search.

Cartledge says that they received a warrant to search an area of King Street, near Merrick Lane, following an investigation into “specific drug issues within our community in recent months.” The Northampton Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division worked with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Anti-Crime Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police S.T.O.P. Team during the search.

Burhnam is being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

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