(Northampton, MA) — The dangerous club drug known as Molly has made its way to the Pioneer Valley. Early Wednesday a man was arrested in Northampton with a-thousand-dollars worth of the drug in his car. Molly is said to be a pure form of MDMA or “ecstasy” and is blamed for a rash of fatal overdoses in the Northeast. 18-year-old Alexander Volgin also allegedly had Adderall, cocaine and hashish in his possession. The Amherst man was pulled over while driving down King Street without a license plate.
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Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.
It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.
On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.
Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.