PITTSFIELD — A New York City man is facing drug distribution charges after being caught with about $2,500 worth of drugs and cash during a February traffic stop.

Duane Carr, 27, of the Bronx, was at the wheel a white Lincoln on Second Street on Feb. 22 when members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force saw a woman get into the vehicle. The car traveled a short distance, pulled over and the woman exited and began walking back to where she'd come from.

Police, who had been conducting surveillance of high drug-crime areas, approached her and she admitted she'd purchased a single 30 mg oxycodone pill from Carr.

Police pulled Carr's vehicle over and asked him where he was coming from.

He allegedly told police he was coming from the home of his girlfriend's aunt, but didn't know the street name. According to court files, Carr told police he lived in Pittsfield but did not know on which street.

Police performed a search and allegedly recovered 49 oxycodone pills, five bags of crack cocaine, four cellphones and $543 in cash.

Carr pleaded not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute.

Judge John Agostini released him on $2,500 bail.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Dalton Police Department, the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, state troopers assigned to the District Attorney's Office and members of the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force.


Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.