Wednesday at about 12:10 a.m., Trooper Katie Lorenco assigned to the State Police Barracks in Bourne was on patrol on Route 195 in the town of Marion when she observed a gray Nissan Altima traveling at an excessive speed of 90 mph. Trooper Lorenco subsequently stopped the vehicle, which first traveled a quarter-mile in the break down lane before coming to a complete stop. Trooper Mastera arrived as back up.

As a result of an investigation and subsequent search of the vehicle 38.5 grams of cocaine, various pills, $4,189 in cash as well as evidence consistent with the sale and distribution of narcotics was located.

The operator identified as Pierre Benoit, 26, of Worcester was placed under arrest and transported to the Bourne Barracks where he was booked and later bailed.

Benoit was criminally charged with the following offenses:

-Trafficking in cocaine;

-Possession to Distribute Class C;

-Possession to Distribute Class C;

-Possession to Distribute Class D;

-Possession of Class E;

He was also issued a Massachusetts Civil Citation for speeding and State highway traffic violation.

--Massachusetts State Police