NORTH ADAMS -- A Springfield man has been sentenced to one year in jail for drug possession in a Williamstown hotel room.

Luis Agosto, 33, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday on charges of possession to distribute a class A drug and conspiracy to violate the drug law. Agosto was given 116 days credit toward time in the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction.

According to court documents, Williamstown Police officers, working with the Berkshire County Drug Task Force and Berkshire County Special Response Team, executed a "no-knock" search at a room in the Howard Johnson Motel on Main Street on Nov. 2, 2013.

Authorities seized 38 bags of heroin "packed in a manner consistent with street level distribution," five cell phones, and more than $5,000 in cash, according to the report by Williamstown Police Officer Shaun William.

A second suspect, Ashley Pelletier, 23, of Pownal, Vt., was charged with possession to distribute a Class A drug for a subsequent offense and conspiracy to violate the drug law in Northern Berkshire District Court on Nov. 12.

Three other people who were present in the hotel room when police conducted the search also were scheduled to be charged, the report states.

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