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Great Barrington Police charge Housatonic man with drug distribution

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By Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 News 2

Ethan Morris, 18, of Housatonic (Great Barrington Police booking photo)

Great Barrington — Chief William Walsh reports that the Great Barrington Police Department arrested a Housatonic man after he allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer.

Ethan Morris, 18, of Housatonic, was arrested and chargted with Distribution of a Class C Drug and possession of a Class C Drug With Intent to Distribute.

On Tuesday, February 6, at approximately 4:19 p.m., following an investigation that revealed Morris was involved in illegal drug distribution, police conducted an undercover drug buy from the suspect.

After Morris provided officers with several Xanax pills, he was placed under arrest. A subsequent search of Morris’s home yielded an additional quantity of Xanax, which officer seized.

Great Barrington Police seized several batches of pills following the arrest. Photo: Great Barrington Police

“These drugs are very potent and can sometimes be mixed with Fentanyl and cause blackouts, making them extremely dangerous,” Walsh said. “I commend our officers for conducting a thorough investigation that prevented these potentially deadly pills from being further distributed.”

Morris was released on personal recognizance and will be arraigned at a later date in Southern Berkshire District Court.


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  1. Steve Farina says:

    Well done GBPD!
    As these drugs (known as xanax, xans, or bars) are removed from the street, parents, counselors, and those in the community who interact with our youth should be made aware of and watchful for the potentially intense withdrawal symptoms. We have lost too many youth in our community as it is recently so being vigilant here would well be warranted.

  2. Abby Pratt says:

    Does this young man, on the MMRHS honor roll a year ago, have good legal counsel? He is young enough, and appparently intelligent enough, to be given a chance to save himself from a drug conviction that will follow him to his grave. Why was he seeling drugs? To get some for himself? To buy himself something else? This story needs developing. Please.

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