PITTSFIELD -- A Great Barrington woman who police said allowed a heroin dealer use her house as his base of operations had her case continued without a finding of guilt on Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court.
Tina Haddock, 32, pleaded to sufficient facts for a finding of guilt on a single count of conspiracy to possess heroin with the intent to distribute the drug and had a charge of possession of heroin dismissed at the request of the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. She was ordered to serve a year of probation. The charge will be dismissed in a year if Haddock stays out of trouble.
On Aug. 1, members of the Great Barrington Police Department, along with the Berkshire County Drug Task Force, raided Haddock's apartment located in the housing complex on Christian Hill Road and arrested Haddock and Michael Crump, 35, of Winsted, Conn.
Police said at the time they found approximately 25 bags of heroin, $324 in cash and drug paraphernalia.
According to law enforcement officials, Crump provided Haddock with heroin in exchange for allowing him to stay in her apartment and deal drugs.
Haddock didn't participate in any drug dealing herself, according to her attorney.
The woman's two young children, now ages 3 and 6, were living at the house at the time, but were placed in the care of the state Department of Children and Families.
On Tuesday, Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Richard M. Locke told the court that Haddock was addicted
"She's really turned her life around," the prosecutor told the court.
Haddock's attorney, Raymond J. Jacoub, said his client was enrolling in college and working toward getting custody of her children.
The plea deal between Locke and Jacoub, allows for Haddock to have her case dismissed after a year if she stays drug-free and out of trouble with the law. Judge Daniel A. Ford sentenced Haddock in line with the plea deal.
The case against Crump is still pending.