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Jun 7, 2016 6:56 PM

2 Peterborough women face serious drug charges in Mass. connected to 36 grams of cocaine

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ASHBY, Mass. — Two Peterborough women were arrested in Ashby, Mass. over the weekend and are facing serious drug charges.

53-year-old Paula Prieur was charged with trafficking over 36 grams of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of a Class B substance, possession of a Class E substance and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Her bail was set at $5,000.

55-year-old Patricia Heywood was also charged with trafficking over 36 grams of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of a Class B substance and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Her bail was set at $2,500.

Prieur and Heywood were arrested after police noticed what they called a “suspicious black Chevrolet Impala with New Hampshire plates” and allegedly saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight.

“The defendants in this case were allegedly trying to profit off the sale of an illicit substance,” said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. “At a time when our state is dealing with an increase of fatal overdoses, the importance of taking drugs off our streets is paramount to saving lives.”

Both are scheduled to be arraigned July 1.

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