Adams teen admits plan to sell heroin, crack out of motel

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PITTSFIELD -- An Adams woman admitted on Wednesday to conspiracy to deal drugs out of a North County motel and was sentenced to six months in jail. Her two co-defendants are already serving prison sentences.

In Berkshire Superior Court, Nita K. Gomes, 18, appeared before Judge John A. Agostini and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute, felonies, and a misdemeanor count of knowingly being present where heroin is kept.

According to the prosecutor, Gomes was arrested, along with Sid Eugene Dudley, 40, of Adams, and Stephen Sitton III, 37, of Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 10 after a Berkshire County Drug Task Force raid on the room the three were staying in at the Dug-Out Motel on Howland Avenue (Route 8) in Adams.

Police said they seized heroin and crack cocaine with a $3,000 street value. The search came after a monthlong police investigation.

According to Second Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert W. Kinzer III, Gomes was dating Dudley at the time of their arrest and had a 20-bag-a-day heroin habit.

Kinzer told the judge that because Gomes "did terribly" on her pre-trial probation he didn't suggest it as a sentencing option.

Agostini sentenced Gomes to six months at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction.

This was in line with the plea deal between the DA's office and Gomes' attorney, Raymond J. Jacoub.

Gomes' co-defendants pleaded out and were sentenced in December to between two and three years in state prison.

Single counts of possession of heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of heroin were dismissed at the request of the DA's office.

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