Two arrested on drug charges during Deerfield traffic stop

A state police trooper pulled the car over just after 2:00 a.m. Tuesday

Photo courtesy Massachusetts State Police

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man and woman from out of state were arrested on drug charges in Deerfield Tuesday following a traffic stop on Route 5.

According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, a trooper pulled over an SUV on Routes 5 and 10 at around 2:10 a.m., after noticing its registration plates belonged to a different vehicle.

The driver, 31-year-old Nathaniel Aikens of Brooklyn, New York, and his passenger 22-year-old Janiqua Wright of Richmond, Virginia, were arrested after troopers allegedly found 154 grams of heroin and 54 grams of cocaine inside the car.

They’re both being charged with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and unlawfully attaching plates.