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5 Arrested On Drug Charges In Southbridge

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On Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 4:18pm Detectives from the Southbridge Police Department and Task Force Officers from the South Worcester County Counter Crime and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for narcotics at 79 Oliver Street second floor apartment in Southbridge, MA. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into drug distribution in our community.

Upon arriving at the residence, Detectives knocked and announced their presence and entry was made into the apartment. As Detectives entered the kitchen they observed two male subjects attempting to flush suspected narcotics down the toilet. When the suspects saw Detectives entering the apartment a struggle ensued and one suspect attempted to flee the apartment on foot but was quickly apprehended.
Several occupants of the apartment were secured and a search was then conducted.

As a result of the search an amount of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin packaged for distribution was recovered along with more than $9,000 in US currency suspected to be drug proceeds, packaging material, cut corner baggies, scales and multiple cellular telephones.

The following subjects were arrested on scene during the execution of the search warrant:

26 year old Emmanuel Soto of 19 Oliver Street flr#2 in Southbridge, MA was charged with possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine and with conspiracy to violate the drug laws

20 year old Monica Wardle of 21 Lakewood Ave apt#2 in Worcester, MA was charged with possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine and with conspiracy to violate the drug laws

53 year old Luis Soto of 79 Oliver Street apt#2 in Southbridge, MA was charged with possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine and with conspiracy to violate the drug laws

29 year old Jorge Rodriguez of 79 Oliver Street apt#2 in Southbridge, MA was charged with possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine, possession of class A heroin and with conspiracy to violate the drug laws

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34 year old Paul Cucuta of 284 Hamilton Street apt#3 in Southbridge, MA was charged with possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine and with conspiracy to violate the drug laws

All were arraigned in Dudley District Court on Thursday December 7, 2017.

-Southbridge Police Department