On Wednesday, February 28th just after 8PM, Southbridge Police were patrolling the streets “to assist in crime prevention” after several complaints were received recently in regards to narcotic sales.
Officers witnessed 51 year old Ramon Rosado-Garcia walking on Cross Street towards Hamilton Street with a female subject. Rosado-Garcia was known to officers due to previous run-ins with the law, including an October 2017 arrest in which more than 300 bags of heroin were found in his possession.
Officers had conversation with him and recovered 2 clear bags with tie knots that contained a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine that was packaged for distribution. Officers also recovered more than $2,000 in cash, suspected to be proceeds from drug sales. Rosado-Garcia of 592 Main Street in Southbridge was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters to be processed.
During the booking process, officers recovered another bag containing a white powder and 13 prescription Suboxone packages in which he did not have a prescription for. Rosado-Garcia also admitted to police that he was unemployed and could not provide an explanation as to why he was in possession of so much money.
Ramon Rosado-Garcia was charged with possession with intent to distribute class A Suboxone and with possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine. He was arraigned in Dudley District Court on Thursday, March 1st.