18 grams of cocaine gets man 9 months


PITTSFIELD — A city man has been sentenced to jail on drug charges in connection with a September 2015 traffic stop.

Jason A. Burgos-Ledford, 23, of Pecks Road, was pulled over near Henry and Elizabeth streets on Sept. 8, 2015, by Pittsfield Police, who were investigating his passenger for potential narcotics distribution.

Following the traffic stop, Burgos-Ledford was found by officers to be in possession of about 18.3 grams of cocaine, which is worth roughly $1,800 on the street, police said.

His passenger, Michael G. Dion, 31, was allegedly observed by in at least six controlled purchases using confidential informants in the months leading up to his arrest, according to police.

Burgos-Ledford pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday to a single count of cocaine possession with intent to distribute. A charge of conspiracy to violate drug laws was dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth.

Judge John A. Agostini ordered him to serve nine months of a two-and-a-half year jail sentence in the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction.

Dion's case remains open and has a tentative trial date to be scheduled sometime in November.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376.


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