Traffic stop in Shrewsbury leads to drug trafficking charges

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Traffic stop in Shrewsbury leads to drug trafficking charges
Matthew Starbard faces charges after police reportedly located these substances in his vehicle. (Photo/Shrewsbury Police Department)

SHREWSBURY – A Worcester man faces drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop in Shrewsbury.

According to a press release from the Shrewsbury Police Department, police pulled a car over near Route 9 and Maple Avenue at 5:09 p.m. May 1 for an inspection sticker violation.

K9 Hunter responded, and police said he alerted for drugs in several locations in the vehicle. According to officers, when they checked these locations, police found two bags containing 23 grams of methamphetamine and a third bag containing five grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

Police reportedly also located about $850 in cash and a digital scale.

Matthew Starbard, 39, was charged with trafficking a class B substance, possession of a class C substance with intent to distribute and no inspection sticker. 

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