Two men deny charges of dealing drugs in Pittsfield parking lot


PITTSFIELD -- Two men police allege were involved in drug sales from a city Laundromat and convenience store parking lot remain free after denying the charges in Berkshire Superior Court.

Daniel L. Grimes, 28, of Springfield, and Matthew Guillou, 26, of Daniels Avenue in Pittsfield, were arrested May 20 after a witness reported seeing a drug deal involving a black SUV in the parking lot of Jake's Variety store on West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, police said. Grimes and Guillou were inside the vehicle.

Stephanie M. Carsno, 29, of Copley Terrace, also in Pittsfield, who was seen going from the SUV into a nearby Laundromat, also was arrested.

Guillou had 10 bags of heroin and 13 oxycodone pills; Grimes was found with more than $2,000 in cash on him, police said.

Inside the Laundromat, police say they found 60 bags of heroin and two bags of cocaine weighing 12 grams in a garbage can, alleged to have been placed there by Carsno. She was also alleged to be involved in a drug deal with another woman.

Grimes, appearing with attorney Marc C. Vincelette, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to second- offense possession of heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute. He remains free on $1,000 bail.

Guillou, represented by attorney David Pixley, pleaded not guilty to single counts of second offense possession of heroin and oxycodone. Judge John A. Agostini released him on personal recognizance.

Carsno was arraigned on June 17 on charges of possession of cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute. She is free on $1,000 bail.

All three are due back in court on Sept. 10 for a pretrial hearing.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Richard M. Locke.

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