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Five face drug charges after traffic stop

Five people are facing drug possession charges following a traffic stop in Allston in which methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana were discovered, authorities said.

State Police stopped a car for allegedly speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign on Rugg Road at 3:45 a.m. Saturday. The driver, Brian Poitras, 27, of Lynn said he did not have his driver’s license, State Police said. Three other people were in the car.

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A check with the Registry of Motor Vehicles showed that Poitras’s license was revoked for various traffic offenses, and State Police placed him in custody.

Police began questioning the three passengers — Kristen Hosman, 29, of Salem; Victor Cordino, 29, of Allston; and Cameron Linehan, 22, of Somerville — and allegedly uncovered more than 11 grams of cocaine, almost 7 grams of methamphetamine, and less than an ounce of marijuana, along with a scale and numerous glass vials, State Police said.

All four were charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws, State Police said in a statement. Poitras also was charged with multiple traffic ­violations.

Poitras asked police to ­inform his roommates at 32 Rugg Road that he was being taken into custody, and since the apartment had no phone, officers would have to notify them in person. Troopers “followed a trail of empty beer cans” to the apartment, State Police said.

When the door was opened, troopers “were met with a strong odor of trash and stale alcohol” in “what appeared to be a musical rehearsal space that was not fit as a residence,” State Police said. Paige Hamm, 18, of Bridgewater was arrested on charges of possession of a Class B substance, and Agalov Vsevolod, 23, of Ashland was arrested on an outstanding warrant, State Police.

The five drug suspects were arraigned in Brighton District Court on Monday and had not guilty pleas entered on their behalf, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district ­attorney’s office. They were released on their own recognizance and will be back in court later this month, Wark said.

Globe correspondent Haven Orecchio-Egresitz contributed to this report. Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.
dezenski@globe.com
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