A traffic stop on Interstate 91 in Holyoke led to the seizure of hundreds of bags of suspected heroin and dozens of packets of the club drug known as “molly” allegedly in the possession of two 19-year-olds from Hinsdale, N.H., and a juvenile, State Police said.
Mark Simeon, the operator of the vehicle, and Zarchery Stetson, who was in the back seat of the vehicle, were held on $10,000 cash bail Tuesday in Holyoke District Court, Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni’s office said.
Both had not-guilty pleas entered on their behalf.
Simeon was charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy to violate the drug law, possession to distribute a Class B substance, and motor vehicle lights violation, State Police said.
Stetson was charged with trafficking in heroin, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, State Police said.
They will return to court Jan. 8 for a pretrial conference, prosecutors said.
The juvenile, a female whose identity was not released, was the front seat passenger in the vehicle, State Police said.
Troopers pulled over the Pontiac G5 at about 1 a.m. for motor vehicle violations. A search of the vehicle yielded 1,600 bags of heroin as well as 32 half packets and five bags of MDMA, a drug known as “molly,” State Police said.