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Driver tried to run, police say
A routine traffic stop led to the seizure of four kilos of cocaine on Interstate 93 in Canton Saturday morning, Massachusetts state police said.
A Nissan Quest driven by Hector Rivera Martinez, 40, of Milwaukee, was stopped by police for motor vehicle violations.
When a trooper with a K-9 was called to the scene, Martinez jumped over the guardrail and down a steep, rocky embankment, police said.
Martinez was taken into custody a short time later and a search of the van found four kilos of cocaine, police said.
Martinez was charged with drug trafficking and is being held on $200,000 bail.
Officials say prison swaps common
Convicted murderer Steven Spader has been moved from New Hampshire to a prison in New Jersey.
Department of Corrections officials confirmed that Spader, 22, was moved to the New Jersey State Prison on Feb. 15.
Spokesman Jeff Lyons said it’s not uncommon to send inmates to other states in exchange for other inmates, but officials don’t give specific reasons for such transfers.
Lyons said the most common reasons for a transfer are that the inmate is a threat to the institution or the inmate’s personal safety might be threatened without a move.
Spader was convicted of first-degree murder in the October 2009 machete killing of Kimberly Cates, of Mont Vernon. He was also convicted of attempted murder for the attack on Cates’ daughter, Jaimie Cates.
Christopher Gribble was also convicted of murder in the case.
Lyons said New Hampshire has more than 100 inmates serving sentences in other states.