Pittsfield man gets 4 years for accepting marijuana delivery

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A Pittsfield man was sentenced to four years in prison for accepting 4 pounds of marijuana from a Berkshire Drug Task Force member disguised as a FedEx driver. Credit: Metro Archive

A Pittsfield man was sentenced to four years in prison for admitting taking delivery of 4 pounds of marijuana, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and other charges.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Daniel Martin, 29, accepted 4 pounds of marijuana from an undercover Berkshire Drug Task Force member in March 2012. Disguised as a FedEx deliveryman, the task force member and police executed a raid on Martin’s home.

During the search, police found the sawed-off shotgun. When they tried to arrest Martin, he resisted.

Martin received nine packages from Oregon within a month.

FedEx drivers noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the packages. A security specialist for the company began tracking packages sent to Martin’s home and tipped off police when two more packages came through, according to The Eagle.

Judge John A. Agostini sentenced Martin to serve at least 2.5 years in state prison, but recommended that Martin serve his sentence at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction, the article continued.

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