2 Charged With Trafficking Cocaine In Southbridge


Jose Valentin & Yazmin Torres-Moldonado (Southbridge Police)

On Friday May 14th Southbridge Police executed two search warrants for narcotics.  The first took place at an apartment on 330 Hamilton Street, the second outside in a vehicle believed to be used to transport narcotics throughout the area.

More than 66 grams of suspected cocaine packaged for distribution was found, along with a digital scale, approximately $6,000 in cash and other packaging materials were seized.

Southbridge Police tell THE LAKE 940 that 41-year-old Jose Valentin and 43-year-old Yazmin Torres-Maldonado were charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and other offenses.  Valentin posted $10,040 and Torres-Maldonado posted $5,040 cash bail shortly after their arrests.  Both were arraigned in Dudley District Court on May 17th and will appear at a later date.