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Routine traffic stop in Sturbridge leads to three arrests for cocaine trafficking

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STURBRIDGE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A routine motor vehicle stop turns into three extraordinary arrests.

According to Massachusetts State Police, a Sturbridge state police officer pulled over a suspicious looking vehicle traveling in the center lane on Friday afternoon on Route 84 East.

Trooper Scott Shea inquired about the vehicle, a gray Ford Explorer, and found out that it had been reported as stolen last month in New York, prompting him to pull the vehicle over.

The vehicle and its three occupants were pulled over on Route 84 East prior to Exit 2 in Sturbridge.

During the routine stop, Troopers Shea and Sergio Figueiredo searched the vehicle and managed to obtain over a thousand grams of cocaine.

All three occupants were placed under arrest and charged with trafficking in cocaine, receiving a stolen motor vehicle and possess to distribute cocaine.

They were booked and are being held, pending bail of $10,000, at the Sturbridge State Police Barracks.

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