Criminal Defense Attorney

Possession of Heroin and Cocaine — Holyoke District Court

Outcome: Dismissed

Description: Mr. D was stopped by police after he was seen walking out of a building in a “high-crime area” in downtown Holyoke. The officers asked him what he was doing. Mr. D replied that he was just visiting a friend. Mr. D was holding his right hand in a fist – the police asked him to open his hand. When he did it revealed two plastic baggies, one containing Heroin, the other Cocaine. Mr. D was charged with Possession of Class A and B substances. A Motion to Suppress was filed based on the officers’ lack of reasonable suspicion to stop Mr. D. The motion was allowed and the case was dismissed.