Up to 5 years for North Adams man on drug, gun charges

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PITTSFIELD — A North Adams man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison on drug and weapons charges stemming from a traffic stop and search of his home in September.

Joshua Luczynski, 34, was caught with about 200 bags of heroin and between 2 and 3 grams of cocaine after he sped away from police trying to pull him over near Murray Avenue.

Police had tracked him after learning he and others would be traveling from North Adams to Pittsfield to restock their drug supply.

A subsequent search of Luczynski's home turned up a revolver he was not legally allowed to possess.

He pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Feb. 21 to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, being an armed career felon, illegal ownership of a firearm and improper storage of a firearm.

Judge John Agostini ordered him to serve concurrent four- to five-year sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.

Luczynski has a prior conviction on charges of trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy from 2007. He was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 5 years in prison.

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams 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.

Bob Dunn can be reached at bdunn@berkshireeagle.com, at @BobDunn413 on Twitter and 413-496-6249.


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