New Ashford man faces drug, firearms charges

Sunday November 11, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- A New Ashford man accused of drug trafficking is being held on $50,000 bail following his arraignment in Berkshire Superior Court on 11 charges.

Police say Emmet "Lefty" Harvin was busted with drugs worth $20,000 on the street after the Berkshire County Drug Task Force raided his motel room on Oct. 9 and stopped a car with suspects who had just left Harvin’s motel room at the Econo-Lodge on Route 7 in New Ashford.

According to police, between the motel room and the car, they found 80 grams of cocaine; 400, 30-mg Percocet pills (which contains oxycodone); unlicensed firearms; and 280 bags of heroin.

On Friday, Harvin pleaded not guilty to single counts of trafficking in cocaine and oxycodone, second offense distribution of heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of a firearm with prior offenses for violent crimes or serious drug offenses and two counts each of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card and improper storage of a firearm.

According to a police report, Harvin denied the cocaine in the motel room was his and said he didn’t supply the heroin found in the car.

The case against two other men, Thomas H. Perrea Jr. and Chad D. Myers, remains pending.

In 2003, Harvin was convicted in Berkshire Superior Court of trafficking cocaine and was sentenced to seven to nine years in state prison.

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