3 Vermont men face drug charges after traffic stop
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GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested three men from Vermont who were caught allegedly trafficking the powerful opioid fentanyl and other drugs in Greenfield.
A trooper on routine patrol on Interstate 91 late Tuesday night spotted a northbound car with an unreadable license plate. The trooper stopped the vehicle after it took an exit into Greenfield.
Police say a search of the vehicle yielded 70 bags of fentanyl, 22 grams of cocaine, scales, drug paraphernalia and five 12-gauge shotgun shells.
All of the vehicle's occupants were charged with drug possession and trafficking. They were identified as 19-year-old Arlo Rhein and 24-year-old David Poginy, both of Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, and 24-year-old Albert Vieira, of Danville, Vermont.
All were held pending on bail arraignment. It could not be determined if they had lawyers.