State Police arrested 2 on drug charges in Greenfield

5 clear bags containing 63 pills of “Ritalin” were found in the car

Narcotics seized during a traffic stop in Greenfield, Mass. on November 3, 2016. (Image Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police)

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police arrested a man and a woman on drug charges Thursday, after a traffic stop on Interstate 91 in Greenfield.

According to State Police Media Relations, Trooper Anthony Lavigne was patrolling I-91 in Greenfield on Thursday when he pulled over a black Hyundai Genesis with a plate light out.

With the assistance of other troopers, State Police said Lavinge investigated the vehicle and allegedly found various drug paraphernalia, including 23 wax bags containing Heroin, 2 clear bags containing Cocaine, 5 clear bags containing 63 pills marked “DAN 20 5884 Methylphenidate,” also known as Ritalin.

State Police said the driver, 42-year-old Anthony Orlando, and the passenger, 50-year-old Tammi Nightingale, both from Wallingford, Connecticut, were arrested.

Orlando was charged with the following:

  • Possession Class A
  • Possession Class B with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession Class E with Intent to Distribute
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
  • Unlicensed Operation
  • Equipment Violation Plate Light

Nightingale was charged with the following:

  • Possession Class A
  • Possession Class B with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession Class E with Intent to Distribute
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
  • Allowing Improper Operation

Both were booked at the Shelburne Falls Barracks and held at the Franklin County House of Correction until their scheduled arraignment at Greenfield District Court on Friday.