Four months jail for North Adams man after drug raid on home


NORTH ADAMS — A city man caught up in three drug raids over a sixth-month span has been sentenced to four months in jail.

Kurt Vosburgh, 51, had been warned by police they were monitoring the drug activity at his West Main Street apartment after raids in December and April turned up evidence of drug distribution and resulted in arrests, according to court documents.

Vosburgh was not arrested after the initial raid but he was arrested in the second and third raids.

The raid earlier this month was prompted by information from a confidential informant, who alerted police that Patrick Knight, 32, was selling cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and heroin in Vosburgh's apartment, according to a police report.

Knight was charged with possession of more than 2.4 grams of heroin, while Vosburgh was found to be in possession of two crack pipes that were covered in residue and medication he was not prescribed, police alleged. His case is pending in Northern Berkshire District Court.

Vosburgh, 51, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of class E drug possession, aiding a nuisance, conspiracy to violate drug law, and class B drug possession.

He was sentenced by Judge Paul H. Smyth to four months in the House of Correction with credit for 28 days already served.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376.


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