For Immediate Release - July 31, 2012

Stanton pleads guilty, sent to state prison

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to several charges.  26 year old JEREMY M. STANTON appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

STANTON pleaded guilty to one (1) count of TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE, one (1) count of TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE, one (1) count of TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE/ECSTACY, one (1) count of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE, one (1) count of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE, one (1) count of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE/ECSTACY, three (3) counts of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY, three (3) counts of ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, three (3) counts of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD and three (3) counts of IMPROPER STORAGE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS, ACCESSIBLE TO A MINOR.  Judge Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 5 to 8 year state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the TRAFFICKING, CONSPIRACY and POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY charges.  He was given concurrent house of correction time on the other charges.    

The charges stem from the execution of six search warrants in Pittsfield on February 23, 2011.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield, North Adams, Williamstown and Great Barrington Police Departments and state troopers assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.