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Police: Greenfield Man Had Heroin, Child in Car During Traffic Stop

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Greenfield man is under arrest after police say heroin was found in his car during a traffic stop.

Greenfield Police say that around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, an officer pulled over a car on Chapman Street after he noticed that the vehicle had a revoked registration.

During the stop, the officer saw an open container of alcohol between the passenger seat and the center console of the car that police say the driver reportedly admitted to owning.

An investigation also found a baggie on the passenger side that was believed to be a packet of Heroin, and a Vera Bradly purse.

Police explain that inside the purse were empty heroin packets and eight packets containing what was believed to be Heroin.

The driver, 20-year-old Codie Kratt of Greenfield, was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A substance (Heroin).

A child was also found in the car. The state’s Department of Children and Families has been notified about the incident.

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  • HighTaxes1

    I feel bad for the kid – his father is not going to make it.

    “officer pulled over a car on Chapman Street after he noticed that the vehicle had a revoked registration” – the police car must’ve had that device that can read many license plates per second and analyze them for infractions such as a revoked registration. I’d guess he had no car insurance either.

  • 32 MuddyPaws

    Pretty dumb driving a car with expired tags if you’ve got open booze containers and drugs all over the place. Just asking to be pulled over. And dragging the child with you to witness all your thug activity? Beyond stupid, subjecting that child to the riff-raff addicts to whom you’re selling this poison and jeopardizing that child’s very life drinking and driving. You deserved to get caught; you deserve to lose that precious child. You can’t fix stupid. Oh, and that Vera Bradley ‘purse’ is most likely a diaper bag – but that probably had drugs and more booze in it than diapers, wipes and cheerios.

  • Nyrebel9

    Another father of the year….NOT! I feel bad for the poor child who has this pos as a father. The child could have eaten the heroin and could die, never mind the issue the father could have been driving under the influence of the drugs or alcohol. Where was the mother? She had to have know her child’s father was involved in drug use/dealing.

    • Anon

      The child in the car was not his child.
      It’s so easy to judge and jump to conclusions…

      • 32 MuddyPaws

        It doesn’t matter Adam’s fig leaf to whom the child belonged. At that moment in time, the child was with him, in his custody and he was responsible for the safety and well being of that child. Whether or not he is even related to the child is a moot point here so no one jumped to any conclusions. He’s got the child in the car he’s driving and there are no other adults in that car who could claim responsibility – that makes the child ‘his’ in all sense of responsibility and accountability during that time and this traffic stop.

        • Anon

          I completely agree with you on all the key points. However, he was not driving, either, so the child was not in his direct care; that’s a good thing. This report has numerous inconsistencies with the full report from the Greenfield MA police department, and I was hoping to point out that some commentary can further skew the facts and cause even more pain for the families involved, who are already hurting deeply as a result of these events.

          • 32 MuddyPaws

            You never stated your ‘facts’ as being from an alternate news source. I voiced my rebuttal based on your two short sentences, written as if they were your thoughts and your opinions. Had you mentioned those were actually ‘facts’ from an alternate news source, it would have made a large difference in my interpretation of same. Perhaps next time you share information you’ve gleaned from another media source, you could let us all know so we can read the information for ourselves from that same source. Obviously, the Greenfield media outlet had more concise reporting of this incident and from all the comments here, it would have been nice to know you had found a better source with some real facts that we could all read.

        • Kody61

          I like reading your posts MP.

          • 32 MuddyPaws

            Thank you. Not everyone does. Already this morning I’ve been called a ‘genius’ in the most sarcastic manner and an asshole in the most venomous manner on another issue. So, I guess this morning I’m a genius asshole. Can’t wait to see what I’m called by this afternoon! That should be fun.

    • kitty

      This guy is not the father and he wasn’t driving the car.The childs mother was driving.They both need to be accountable.She also was into drugs and alcohol.

  • alpinequeen

    All those years of THC haze as a teenager dulled his brain.

    • Anthony Footpenis

      LOL ding ding ding I found the idiot! There’s always one that will blame marijuana. Because alcohol is perfectly save and totally not addicting. People like you should STAY AWAY from all political involvement. We don’t need your kind ruining our country anymore than it already is.

  • That Guy 1

    The saddest thing about this article is that it’s not the first time, it won’t be the last, and it’s happening more and more often and in more places around the country. This whole country is falling into the pit of drug addiction whether you partake or not. At some point we’re all going to be in one of two categories; users or victims.

  • Shari

    Addiction hurts many people. His family suffers deeply everyday! I can only hope n pray that there is gona be a way to get this devil of a drug out of the reach of our young ccommunity! Its sad all the way around..

  • justin

    What’s the problem? A little heroin never hurt anybody.