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Amherst woman arrested on multiple drug charges during traffic stop

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A motor vehicle stop on Route 202 in Holyoke early Monday morning led to the seizure of several types of drugs, including heroin, mushrooms, marijuana and cocaine, as well as a gun, authorities said.

A Mass. State Police trooper stopped an SUV after it failed to stop at a red-light on Route 202 at about 12:45 a.m.

The driver, 22-year-old Tamika Smith, of Amherst, allegedly appeared nervous and began to cry. She made incriminating statements relating to her having an active warrant out for her arrest, police said.

The trooper said he asked Smith to exit her car, and as she did, two folded wax paper packets fell to the ground. The trooper identified the tan powder inside the packets as heroin.

Smith was taken into custody, and later the trooper discovered more illegal narcotics in her car. She has been charged with possession of a Class B substance (MDMA) with intent to distribute; possession of a Class C substance (psilocybin mushrooms) with intent to distribute; possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute; possession of a Class E substance (prescription medication) with intent to distribute; possession of a Class A substance (heroin); possession of a Class B substance (cocaine); and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Smith was arraigned in Holyoke District Court.

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