Four Arrested, Heroin Bags Stamped “Obama Care” Seized in I-91 Traffic Stop
HATFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Four people are under arrest after a traffic stop along Interstate 91 Friday.
State Police say that early Friday morning, Trooper Joseph Petty was in the middle of a traffic stop along I-91 in Northampton when he saw another car pass him.
Petty, according to State Police, “observed several violations” and was able to pull the car over a short time later in Hatfield.
During the stop, troopers reportedly found evidence of narcotics in the car, and that the driver, 23-year-old Tyler Robenstein of Colchester, Vt., was not properly licensed to drive.
An additional trooper and K-9 ‘Frankie’ were called in and the pair found 1,250 individual bags of heroin inside the car.
Many of the bags had “Obamacare” stamped on the bags. Some also said “Kurt Cobain.”
Robenstein and three passengers in the car – 22-year-old Marquese Jones of Newark, N.J., 21-year-old Ashley Beaulieu of Colchester, Vt., and 21-year-old Sherod Green of Newark, N.J. – were all arrested and taken into custody.
They are all facing several drug-related charges, including trafficking in Heroin and possession to distribute a Class A substance.
Robenstien is also facing motor vehicle charges, including speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle.
All four are being held pending their appearance in Northampton District Court.