Massachusetts traffic stop where marijuana was found floating out of a car leads to arrest and seizure of 6 pounds of marijuana – New Bedford Guide

“On Saturday, May 25, 2024, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Officer William Rolls was traveling southbound on Route 95 in Canton. Officer Rolls' attention was drawn to a Chevrolet Spark hatchback. Officer Rolls performed an electronic RMV check on the Chevrolet and found that it did not have an inspection sticker.

Officer Rolls conducted a traffic stop and approached the driver of the Chevrolet, ALEXANDRE MACKENS, 25, of Brockton, and demanded his driver's license. A run of MACKENS' license by the RMV revealed that his license was suspended. A strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. Officer Rolls had MACKENS and his passenger exit the vehicle.

Now assisted by Trooper Andrew Freitas, Trooper Rolls could see a tray of scissors and rolling papers on the passenger floor. Trooper Rolls began searching the Chevrolet. Trooper Rolls discovered vape pens, THC oil cans, cash, and over 6 pounds of packaged marijuana. Trooper Rolls arrested MACKENS and advised him of his Miranda rights.

ALEXANDRE MACKENS was taken to the Foxborough Barracks where he was registered, fingerprinted and photographed. MACKENS was arraigned in Stoughton District Court on the following charges:

1. Possession for distribution of a Class D substance;
2. Driving a motor vehicle with a revoked driving licence; and
3. “No Inspection” sticker – Massachusetts State Police.

Anna Harden

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