Vehicle stop leads to drug arrest in Canton

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CANTON — Around 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, Trooper William Rolls of the Massachusetts State Police was patrolling Route 95 southbound when his attention was drawn to a Chevrolet Spark hatchback.

An electronic Registry of Motor Vehicles check revealed the vehicle had no inspection sticker on record.

Trooper Rolls conducted a traffic stop and approached the driver, Alexandre Mackens, 25, of Brockton, requesting his license.

A check of Mackens’ license showed it was suspended.

Detecting a strong odor of marijuana smoke from the vehicle, Trooper Rolls asked Mackens and his passenger to step out.

With backup from Trooper Andrew Freitas, Trooper Rolls observed a tray with scissors and rolling paper on the passenger floorboard.

A subsequent search of the Chevrolet uncovered vape pens, THC oil canisters, loose cash, and over six pounds of packaged marijuana.

Mackens was arrested and advised of his Miranda rights.

Mackens was transported to the Foxborough barracks for booking, fingerprinting, and photographing.

He was arraigned in Stoughton District Court on charges of possession to distribute a Class D substance, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and no inspection sticker.

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