Brooklyn man held on $25,000 bail for North Adams drug trafficking charges

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NORTH ADAMS — A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was held on $25,000 cash bail Wednesday after his arraignment on drug trafficking charges.

Judge Paul Vrabel set the high bail on Naim Moore, 37, of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, after he and two women were arrested during the raid of a Bracewell Avenue home early Tuesday morning. Members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force allegedly uncovered 13.1 grams of crack cocaine divided into 26 individual packages; about 22.8 grams of MDMA, or ecstasy, and $1,320 in cash, according to a police report filed by North Adams Police Sgt. Mark Bailey.

Moore and two others arrested at the scene — Merredith Futrell, 32, of Bracewell Avenue, and Fantasia Segar, 27, of Cooper Street, Brooklyn — were also arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Wednesday. Each defendant pleaded not guilty to charges of trafficking in MDMA, 18-36 grams; conspiracy to violate drug law, and possession to distribute a class B drug.

In the police report, the street value of the crack cocaine allegedly seized in the bust was estimated to be $1,300, while the 22.8 grams of MDMA was estimated to be worth about $2,280.

The drugs were allegedly discovered in the bedroom of Moore and Segar, which police say was set up as a distribution operation. Officers also allegedly seized a digital scale and seven cellular phones from the residence, both of which are typical accessories of drug dealers, according to the report.

Based on the evidence, the police report alleges that Moore and Segar were using Futrell's Bracewell Avenue residence as a temporary "stash pad" to distribute drugs.

Vrabel set bail on Segar at $1,5000 cash, which was later posted and she was released. Futrell's bail was also set at $1,500 cash and she is due to appear in court for a pretrial hearing on Dec. 2. Moore and Segar are each due to appear for pretrial hearing on Dec. 4.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6308.


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