You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Cocaine seized after Sturbridge traffic stop

A New York man is facing charges after State Police allegedly found about 6 pounds of what they believe to be cocaine in his backpack early Wednesday during a traffic stop in Sturbridge.

Soumana Mounkaila, 46, of the Bronx, N.Y., will face six charges in Dudley District Court that include trafficking cocaine, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, State Police said.

Continue reading below

Mounkaila was stopped by Trooper Jason Trout for motor vehicle violations on Interstate 84 eastbound at about 3:40 a.m., State Police said.

While Trout was checking his identity, Mounkaila allegedly reached for a backpack sitting on the floor behind the car’s passenger’s seat.

He became uncooperative and tried to drive away, prompting Trout to call for additional troopers, the State Police statement said.

A search of the vehicle uncovered three packages wrapped in plastic wrap, each weighing about 2 pounds and filled with a substance believed to be cocaine, State Police said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of