For Immediate Release - July 11, 2013

Saunders enters not guilty pleas on drug charges

A Pittsfield man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on a drug charge.  40 year old ANDREW A. SAUNDERS (104 Howard Street) appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

SAUNDERS had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE and one (1) count of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS, TO WIT: TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODONE.  Judge Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $35,000 cash or $350,000 surety bail. 

The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Richmond on June 2, 2013. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department and state troopers assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.