Up to 2 years in prison for Pittsfield woman on heroin charges

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PITTSFIELD >> A city woman was sentenced to up to 2 years in prison following a January traffic stop that netted about $6,000 worth of heroin.

Michelle L. Weed, 38, had been the subject of an investigation into heroin distribution in the city.

Investigators had set up a series of controlled, supervised purchases of heroin from Weed, according to court files.

She was pulled over by members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force on Jan. 11 upon returning to the city after restocking her heroin supply, according to police.

A search recovered about 614 bags of heroin stamped with different words and phrases including, "Brainstorm," "Louis Vutton," "Selfie," and "VEENENO." Weed, who was with a 26-year-old passenger, told police all of the drugs were hers.

She pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Judge Maureen Hogan sentenced her to 1 1/2 to 2 years in prison.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Dalton Police Department, the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, state troopers assigned to the District Attorney's Office and members of the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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