Five people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday in Franklin County.
Mass. State Police said that early Tuesday morning, a trooper pulled a vehicle over along I-91 north in Greenfield after seeing a defective plate light and the vehicle traveling over lane markings.
When police made contact with the driver and passengers, he reportedly saw drug-related paraphernalia in the vehicle and determined that the driver's license was suspended in Vermont.
State Police added that upon further investigation, three balloons containing 83 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl were found in the vehicle.
All five were charged with trafficking in fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug law. Maio faces an additional charge of carrying a dangerous weapon (knife), while Peck has additional charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, lights violation, and committing a marked lanes violation.
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