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Superior Court Briefs: May 18 - 19
03:05PM / Friday, May 20, 2011

, 24, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts distribution of oxycodone, two counts of drug violation within a school zone and one count of conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Bannister was released on personal recognizance. The incidents allegedly occurred between November 1, 2010 and November 25, 2010 in Adams.

, 42, of North Adams was sentenced to a two year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on one count of assault and batter and placed on two years probation on a single count of intimidation of a witness.

Baribeault pleaded guilty to the charges on May 3 from the incident that involved a 39-year-old woman in Adams on July 20,


Superior Court Briefs: May 11 - 12
05:06PM / Wednesday, May 11, 2011

, 41, of Stockbridge pleaded guilty to single counts of distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Jones was placed on two years probation on the condition she remains drug and alcohol free and undergo testing during the period. The incidents occurred on March 6, 2010.

, 32, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on one count of possession of oxycodone.

Page was released on personal recognizance and the charges originate from the execution of a search warrant at her home on November 6, 2009.

, 29, of Pittsfield was found guilty on single counts of distribution of cocaine, drug violation in a school zone and conspiracy to violate drug


Superior Court Briefs: May 2 - May 6
07:11PM / Friday, May 06, 2011

, 24, of North Adams was found guilty for single counts of armed assault with intent to kill and intimidation of a witness and two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

Hall was found not guilty on one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to five to seven years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Hall was found guilty of an assault of a 35-year-old man on December 5, 2009 and intimidated a witness on December 6, 2009.

, 42, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

Single counts of rape and assault with intent to commit rape


Man Threatens To Bomb Pharmacy For Drugs
Andy McKeever,
03:19PM / Monday, May 02, 2011

ADAMS, Mass. — An local man threatened to blow up Rite Aide Pharmacy on Saturday if technicians refused to give him narcotics, said police.

Thomas Lee Deherrera, 23, of East Street was arrested and charged with stealing the prescription drugs oxycodone and fentanyl from the Columbia Street pharmacy.

Deherrera allegedly threatened store employees at about 3 p.m. on Saturday; he reportedly had a towel over his face and was wearing blue gloves. He handed pharmacy technicians a note saying he would blow up the pharmacy if he was not given the drugs, police said Monday.

Police called in a search dog from Williamstown but found no explosives. Deherrera was found and arrested while


Future of Eagle Street Storefront Unknown After Arrest
Andy McKeever,
06:36PM / Monday, April 11, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It is unknown what will happen with the Eagle Street Music storefront in the wake of the proprietor's recent arrest.

Matthew D. Berger, who opened the music store last month, was arrested last week on charges of distribution of oxycodone and oxymorphone. The store has been closed since and landlord Eric Rudd said he does not know what will become of it.

"I'm less than happy about the situation. They have a lease and so far have not contacted me," Rudd, who was out of the country when the arrest was made, said in an e-mail Friday.

Berger pleaded not guilty last Tuesday to five charges of distribution of a Class B drug after a Berkshire County

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