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

Drug Enforcement Initiative Nets Cocaine Arrest

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (April 14, 2016)- On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, members of the Northampton Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division, in conjunction with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Anti-Crime Task Force, and the Massachusetts State Police S.T.O.P. Team, executed a search warrant on King St, in the area of Merrick Lane. 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, (1) one individual was placed under arrest.  Christopher J. Burnham (38), Streets of Northampton, was arrested for the following charge:
Possession of a Class B Drug with Intent to Distribute (Cocaine).


During the search warrant, Officers seized 21 baggies of cocaine and over $6000 cash.