For Immediate Release - January 29, 2014

Smith enters not guilty pleas on drug charges

A Bronx, New York man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on drug charges.  25 year old JOHNTE SMITH a/k/a JT appeared before Judge Daniel Ford. 

SMITH had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE, three (3) counts of DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF HEROIN WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE and two (2) counts of CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAWS.   Judge Ford ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 cash or $500,000 surety bail. 

The incidents allegedly occurred in North Adams between January 1, 2013 and November 26, 2013.    

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams Police Department and state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s office.