A Shoplifting Call At Cumberland Farms In Pittsfield Leads To Major Drug Bust
In the early morning hours on Saturday, Mar. 6, Pittsfield Police responded to Cumberland Farms on First St. for a reported shoplifting.
After learning that the male suspect had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, the subject took off, and a brief chase ensued.
While pursuing the suspect, it was observed that he tossed a bag he was carrying.
After Officers Coffey and Conklin caught up with and arrested the male subject, they recovered the bag that was tossed.
Included in the bag were 700 individual small packets of a substance believed to be heroin, approximately 56 grams of crack and powdered cocaine, a scale, and bags known for distribution, according to Facebook post by PPD.
The subject will be arraigned this morning in Berkshire District Court.
Story to be updated.
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