North Adams man gets probation after admitting to drug charges
PITTSFIELD -- A North Adams man was placed on a year's probation on Tuesday after pleading guilty to several drug charges.
Jeffrey M. Burdick, 34, admitted to arranging for the sale of cocaine in North Adams on three occasions in March and April 2013, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.
In recommending probation, Assistant District Attorney Richard Locke told Ford that Burdick cooperated fully with police upon his arrest.
"I think he realized he made a mistake, and wanted to correct it," Locke said. "This is also a good example of the commonwealth dealing fairly with drug offenders who agree to cooperate with the police."
Burdick's attorney, Robert A. Feuer, agreed.
"This is a young man who has been working since he graduated high school, who has a young son he adores and wants to take care of, who has a life he wants to enjoy. He made a stupid mistake and he wants to make up for it."
Burdick pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
The commonwealth dismissed three other charges as part of the plea deal: One count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute.
Judge Daniel A. Ford ordered Burdick to remain drug free and fined him $240. He also will be subject to random drug testing.
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