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Unclear where drugs on plane were discovered


A MAN who went into meltdown on a plane and bit a fellow passenger is thought to have been carrying a package of cocaine which burst in his stomach.

John Kennedy dos Santos Gurjao suffered an overdose when a bag of cocaine burst in his stomach

Pamela Wells, Elise Bouchard killed in crash

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Drugs seized from boat off Dominican Republic

Driver tried to run, police say

Mass. State Police

CANTON, Mass. — 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.

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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.

Town votes to suspend Lt. Thomas Foye without pay

LUDLOW, Mass. — A high-ranking Ludlow police officer charged with stealing drugs from the department’s evidence locker has been suspended without pay.

Lt. Thomas Foye had been suspended with pay since his arrest in August, but because he was indicted by a grand jury last week, the town’s Select Board voted unanimously Tuesday to suspend him without pay.

According to court documents, video surveillance captured the 49-year-old Foye entering the locked narcotics locker at the police station, where he appears to handle and open evidence bags. He is charged with tampering with evidence, theft of drugs from a dispensary and cocaine possession.

In a brief statement at Tuesday’s board meeting, the 25-year veteran thanked the board and said he “went into surgery a hero and came out a drug addict.”

Soraida Quinones faces several charges

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Springfield woman was arrested Monday night after police said they found cocaine hidden in a diaper bag that was in her vehicle.

A trooper on patrol on Carew Street stopped a Saab wagon for a motor vehicle violation, police said.

The Saab that was occupied by four people including a juvenile was operated by Soraida Quinones, 31.

A bag with a white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine, was located in a diaper bag within the passenger compartment, police said.

Quinones was arrested and charged with possession of a class B substance, receiving stolen property and operating after license suspension among other offenses.