|Search Warrants Lead Seizure of Drugs, a Gun and Ammunition|
|07:46PM / Thursday, January 19, 2023|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three New Yorkers and a city woman are facing drug charges after authorities seized $14,000 worth of cocaine.
Gregory Mills, 37, of New York City, Osha McGlow, 36, of the Bronx, N.Y., Kiaan Boyette, 46, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jaclyn Cimini, 39, of Pittsfield have been arrested and held on bail.
A fifth suspect a 45-year-old Pittsfield man, was charged with possession but released on his own recognizance and referred to Drug Court to address his substance abuse problem in compliance with District Attorney Timothy Shugrue's diversion of low-level addicts for treatment.
Search warrants were executed Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, at a location on Columbus Avenue and at Security Self-Storage on Hawthorne Avenue; a 2008 Infinity and rented Ford truck were also searched.
The warrants were the result of an investigation into drug dealers from New York City blanketing Berkshire County with illegal firearms and trafficking of various narcotics.
The Berkshire District Attorney's Office said the defendants were found to be utilizing locations in Pittsfield to store, take orders for, distribute and keep proceeds from their large-scale drug distribution operation.
Police seized 140 grams of cocaine with a street value of $14,000, $4,800 cash and distribution materials including scales, cell phones and packaging materials were seized.
When the raid was conducted, the defendants were in the process of converting cocaine to crack cocaine, according to a statement from the DA's Office. Additionally seized was a Ruger 38 semi-automatic handgun fully loaded with six rounds of ammunition, 50 rounds of 38 caliber ammunition and 10 rounds of 20 caliber ammunition.
Assistant District Attorney Heather Valentine is overseeing the cases on behalf of the District Attorney's Office.
• Mills, who is currently residing in Pittsfield, was identified as the owner of the 2008 Infinity and is listed as the renter of the Security Self Storage unit that was raided. He has been charged with trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams) and possession of a firearm without an Firearm Identification Card.
His bail is set at $100,000 cash.
• McGlow has been charged with trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams). His bail has been set at $100,000 cash.
• Boyette was identified as the operator of the rented Ford truck. Has been charged with trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams). His bail has been set at $100,000 cash.
• Cimini has been charged with trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams). Cimini had her bail revoked on three open District Court cases and has a bail of $20,000 cash on this new trafficking case.