For Immediate Release - May 08, 2014

Shepard appears on drug and firearm charges

A Pittsfield man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on drug and firearm charges.  25 year old ANTHONY J. SHEPARD (55 Worthington Street) appeared before Judge Mary Lou Rup. 

SHEPARD had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of POSSESSION OF HEROIN WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY, one (1) count of ILLEGAL OWNERSHIP OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN and one (1) count of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD.  Judge Rup ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail. 

The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on April 3, 2014.

The investigation was conducted members of the Pittsfield Police Department.