WILLIAMSTOWN -- On Thursday, Sept. 5, at approximately 10 p.m., Sgt. Gene Baker and K-9 Hieko assisted with a search for a subject who fled on foot after crashing his motor vehicle. The subject was fleeing from Berkshire County narcotics detectives in Williamstown. The detectives were trying to stop the subject’s vehicle for illegal narcotics violations.
The subject fled on foot into a wooded area after crashing. Sgt. Baker deployed Hieko on a track using the car’s floor mat as a scent article. Hieko tracked for approximately one mile through back yards, fields and woods. Hieko finally located the subject hiding behind a tree. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Cheshire and narcotics detectives took the subject into custody.
Troopers located 280 bags of heroin along the path of the subject’s escape route. They also located a loaded 9mm Glock handgun in the subject’s vehicle.