For Immediate Release - October 30, 2013

Koonce enters not guilty pleas on drug charges

A Pittsfield man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges.  33 year old SHAUN T. KOONCE (499 South Street) appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

KOONCE had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF HEROIN WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (2nd offense) and one (1) count of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD.  Judge Agostini released him on $3,500 cash or $35,000 surety bail. 

The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on September 12, 2013. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department, deputies from the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department and state troopers assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.