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Massachusetts State Troopers Arrest Brockton Man Trafficking Cocaine


On Saturday, January 11, troopers assigned to the State Police Troop D Community Action Team were on patrol in Brockton. Just before 9 p.m. troopers observed a gray Nissan Murano traveling on Ash Street at a speed much higher than the flow of traffic. They clocked the vehicle’s speed at 45 miles per hour, where the speed limit is 30 mph, then initiated a motor vehicle stop.

Upon the vehicle, stopping troopers approached the driver’s side and identified the occupants. While speaking with them the Troopers made observations of items consistent with illegal distribution of narcotics.

Troopers removed the operator of the vehicle and began speaking to her while doing so they observed a male passenger lean forward and quickly return to an upright seated position. Troopers immediately directed their attention to him and began questioning. He was identified as TAKARI ELLIOTT, 27, of Boston. After a short investigation on scene troopers located 63 grams of a substance believed to be crack cocaine inside the waistline of ELLIOTT’s pants. They also located 5 pills believed to be Oxycodone along with over $3,700 in cash.

ELLIOTT was placed under arrest and transported to SP-Middleboro for booking. The operator of the vehicle was issued a civil motor vehicle citation then permitted to leave the scene. A bail commissioner was contacted and set a bail amount of $25,000 on ELLIOTT. He was transported to the Plymouth County House of Correction where he was held until his arraignment today at Brockton District Court on the following offenses:

1. Trafficking in Cocaine; and
2. Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute, Subsequent Offense.

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