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Two NH Men Arrested on Drug Charges Following I-91 Traffic Stop

(Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police)

(Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Two men are under arrest and are facing drug charges after a traffic stop on I-91 Tuesday.

State Police say that around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, troopers patrolling along Interstate 91 in Holyoke reportedly saw a car commit a motor vehicle violation. They then activated their lights and stopped the car.

Following a search of the car, the driver, and the passenger, State Police say that about 280 units containing a substance believed to be Heroin, two hypodermic needles, and a spoon.

The driver, 45-year-old David Barboza of Charlestown, N.H., and his passenger, 30-year-old Mark Colby of Claremont, N.H., were both arrested and are facing charges of possession of a Class A substance, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and being present where Heroin is kept.

Barboza is also facing a state highway traffic violation.

Both men were held at the Hampshire County House of Correction until their arraignment at Springfield District Court.

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