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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 20 - Feb. 22

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, February 20.
 
J.C. Chadwell, 39, of Pittsfield entered not guilty pleas on single counts of murder in the first degree and illegal possession of a firearm.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without the right to bail. Chadwell is accused of shooting Paul Henry, 39, of Pittsfield on July 4, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, February 21.
 
Joshua Luczynski, 34, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, armed career felon, illegal ownership of a firearm, and improper storage of a firearm.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent four to five years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and armed career felon charges. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the other charges.
 
The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on Murray Avenue in North Adams on September 28, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, February 22.
 
Brian O'Neil, 40, of North Adams pleaded guilty of single counts of trafficking in fentanyl, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of oxymorphone with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of psilocybin.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the possession of heroin, possession of oxymorphone, and possession of cocaine charges. He was placed on probation for three years on the other charges/
 
The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his Notch Road home on December 14, 2016. Four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony were dismissed by the state.
 
Randy Ruusukallio, 34, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of assault and battery on a corrections officer.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $2,500 bail. Ruusukallio is accused of assaulting a corrections officer while being housed at the jail on December 11, 2017.
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