Pittsfield Police pinched a suspected drug dealer on Saturday morning, but they weren’t exactly looking for one. Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time.

According to a post on the Pittsfield Police Department’s Facebook page, officers were called to the Cumberland Farms on First Street in Pittsfield for a shoplifter that was in the store. During the officer’s interaction with the male subject, it was learned he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Upon hearing this, the male subject took off on foot leading police officers on a short chase. With the quick action of the two officers on the scene, Christopher Coffey and Ryan Conklin, the foot pursuit didn’t take very long.

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In the course of apprehending the male subject, the officers observed him trying to dispose of a belly bag. That item was later recovered by the police officer’s and subsequently searched. Upon searching the belly bag, officers discovered that the bag happened to contained 700 individual bags of a powdered substance which the officer’s believed to be heroin. Officers also discovered that the bag contained approximately 56 grams of crack and powdered cocaine, a scale, and also bags which were recognized as being commonly used for drug distribution.

According to the Police Department, the subject was being held on bail and was scheduled to be arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court today.

The name of the shoplifter and suspected drug dealer had not been released at the time of the Police Departments Facebook post.

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