Probation for North Adams woman whose son allegedly dealt heroin


PITTSFIELD — A North Adams woman who was caught up in a drug raid involving her teenage son last year has been sentenced to probation.

Glendaliz Rios, 33, was arrested April 13, 2015, after a police raid at the Porter Street home she shared with her 16-year-old son.

Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Joseph Yorlano said Rios' son was the target of that warrant.

The search turned up 650 bags of heroin, approximately $16,000 cash, a pair of handguns and ammunition, all in the child's room, Yorlano said.

Information about his case was unavailable Monday due to his juvenile status.

Rios pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to one count each of conspiracy to violate drug laws and being present where heroin is kept.

She was initially indicted on an additional charge of inducing or abetting a minor to distribute controlled substances, but that charge was dropped by the state.

Judge John Agostini accepted the joint recommendation reached by Yorlano and Rios' attorney Marc Vincelette and sentenced her to one year of probation and ordered the forfeiture of the seized cash.

During that time, Rios must remain drug and alcohol free and submit to random screenings.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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