3 1/2 years in jail for man caught up in North Adams drug raid


PITTSFIELD — A Brooklyn man who got caught up in a North Adams raid last year has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail on a trio of drug charges.

Naim Moore, 37, admitted he was in the Bracewell Avenue home when members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Nov. 3.

During the search, police found about 13.1 grams of crack cocaine, split into 26 individual packages, and approximately 23 grams of the stimulant ethylone or bk-MDEA.

Police also found several cellphones, scales, about $1,220 in cash and other dealer paraphernalia, according to Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert Kinzer.

Kinzer said some of the drugs found were, at first, believed to be MDMA or ecstasy, but further testing determined them to be ethylone.

Moore pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of ethylone with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was sentenced by Judge John Agostini Moore in accordance with an agreed-upon plea deal and he will serve it in the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction in Pittsfield.

He was given credit for 120 days of time already served.

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams and Dalton police departments, 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.


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