Pittsfield man allegedly tried to toss cocaine during police search


PITTSFIELD — When police broke down the door to a Robbins Avenue home on Friday, they found Michael B. Nash allegedly trying to throw a plastic bag with up to $2,000 worth of cocaine out a window.

Nash, 27, allegedly told police he wasn't trying to throw it away, but was, "making sure it was all there."

Members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force arrived at Nash's residence about 11:40 p.m. Friday to execute a search warrant, according to court documents. Police announced their presence three times with no response before breaking through the door.

In the bag Nash was allegedly trying to dispose of, police found a plastic container holding a pair of metal tins.

In one tin, police allegedly found 15 individual packages of crack cocaine and one 3 gram piece of crack cocaine; the other held about 2.5 grams of powdered cocaine.

Police estimated the combined street value of the drugs between $1,416 and $2,000.

According to court records, the search also recovered a scale and other alleged dealer paraphernalia.

Nash pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday to a lone count of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute. Judge William Rota set his bail at $2,500.

Nash is due back in court on April 4 for a pretrial hearing.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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