For Immediate Release - August 23, 2013

Paris will serve state prison time on drug charges

A Hinsdale man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to drug charges.  42 year old MICHAEL L. PARIS appeared before Judge Daniel Ford. 

PARIS pleaded guilty to one (1) count of POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (2nd offense), one (1) count of POSSESSION OF SUBOXONE, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (2nd offense), one (1) count of POSSESSION OF A CLASS E SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (2nd offense), one (1) count of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE and one (1) count of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE.  Judge Ford ordered that he serve concurrent 4 to 6 year state prison sentences on the charges of POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (2nd offense) and CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE.  PARIS was given concurrent 1 year house of correction sentences on the other charges.    

PARIS was in possession of cocaine, suboxone, marijuana and a class e substance with the intent to sell the drugs when he was arrested on April 15, 2010.  He also conspired with others to sell cocaine and marijuana between December 22, 2009 and April 15, 2010.    

The investigation was conducted by members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force, including state troopers assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Pittsfield, Adams, North Adams, Dalton, Lee, Lenox, Williamstown, Lanesborough, Great Barrington and Stockbridge Police Departments, federal investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.