HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – An investigation is underway after the body of an alleged marijuana trafficker, who was wanted by the Massachusetts State Police back in late August and considered armed and dangerous, was found inside an abandoned building in Holyoke Thursday.
Hampden District Attorney’s Office spokesman James Leydon confirmed with 22News Friday night that the body found was identified by the state Medical Examiner’s office as that of 41-year-old Corey Taylor of New Salem.
The cause of Taylor’s death is still being investigated, Leydon said.
Massachusetts State Police investigators assigned to the Hampden DA’s office began searching for Taylor after he made bail and didn’t show up for his arraignment on August 24, after he was arrested during a traffic stop in Pelham on August 21.
That traffic stop turned up several large boxes containing about 138 pounds of marijuana. Taylor was initially charged with one count of trafficking in…