In Berkshire Superior Court Wednesday:

Dylan J. Litchfield, 23, of Peru was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini to charges of mayhem, armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

He was ordered held at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction without the right to bail.

The charges stem from an incident in Savoy on June 13, involving a 27-year-old man.

Michael J. Litchfield, 43,of Hinsdale was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini on charges of manslaughter, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

He was ordered held at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction on $25,000 bail.

Litchfield allegedly sold fentanyl-laced heroin to a man who later died from an overdose.

It's further alleged that Litchfield was in possession of heroin he intended to sell when he was arrested on July 8.


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Gavin R. Mahar, 23, of North Adams was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was ordered held at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction on $10,000 bail.

The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on June 27.

Joshua P. Stimpson, 29, of Pittsfield was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute (second offense) and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was ordered held at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction on $15,000 bail.

The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on June 27.

Brian A. Ducksworth, 25, of Hartford, Conn. was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was ordered held at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction on $15,000 bail.

The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 522 West Shaft Road in North Adams on July 26.

In Berkshire Superior Court Thursday:

Alysha M. Orvis, 26, of Savoy was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

She was ordered held at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correction Center in Chicopee on $1,000 bail.

The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on June 27.

Courtney C. Tatro, 21, of Clarksburg was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas before Judge John Agostini to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

She was ordered held at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correction Center in Chicopee on $2,500 bail.

The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on June 27.