Wednesday December 19, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- An Adams woman was handed two years of probation after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy to distribute methadone on Tuesday.

In Berkshire Superior Court, Judge Daniel A. Ford sentenced Jody Adamczyk, 38, to a one-year suspended jail sentence with two years of probation after she admitted she sold methadone to a man in North Adams in November 2010.

According to Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Richard M. Locke, 29-year-old Nicholas Bondini was at the center of a Berkshire County Drug Task Force investigation and was being secretly recorded during his alleged drug transactions. The prosecutor said Bondini was addicted to methadone and was illegally buying it from a variety of area residents, including Adamczyk, who had legally acquired it for their themselves.

After being charged by police, Adamczyk began suffering from a neurological illness and is still in the process of recovering, according to her attorney, John Drake. Adamczyk appeared in court in a wheelchair.

Ford sentenced Adamczyk in line with a plea deal between the defense and prosecution.

Three counts of distribution of methadone were dismissed at the request of the DA's Office.

The case against Bondini is scheduled for the January trial list.


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