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Contact:  Captain John D. Cartledge                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone:  413-587-1176


Targeted Enforcement Initiative Nets 2 Drug Arrests


NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (March 18, 2016)- On Thursday, March 17, 2016, members of the Northampton Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division, in conjunction with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Anti-Crime Task Force, Massachusetts State Police S.T.O.P. Team, and the MSP K-9 Unit, executed a  search warrant at 24C New South St.   This investigation was initiated by Northampton Police Detectives who have been focusing dilligently on specific drug issues within our community over the recent months. As a result of this investigation, two individuals were placed under arrest for drug charges.  These individuals are being identified as:   Norman H. Straughn (24C New South St, Northampton, MA) and Johnny Rosario (477 Beacon Circle, Springfield, MA).

During the search warrant, Officers seized several crack rocks and a large quantity of cash.


Charges against both individuals are as follows:

Norman Straugn-Possession of a Class B Drug-Subsequent Offense (to wit crack cocaine)

Johnny Rosario- Possession of a Class B Drug (to wit crack cocaine)