3 Arrested in Worcester for Trafficking Cocaine

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Massachusetts State Police arrested three people in Worcester for being in possession of 1 kilogram of cocaine.

Cathia Gonzalez, 26 was charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug law and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Jose Martinez-Cepeda, 33, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug law, possession of a class B drug, possession of a class E drug.

Veronica Gonzalez-Acosta, 41, was charged with trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug law.

The Incident

Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 3:00 p.m., troopers assigned to the Troop C Community Action Team, in partnership with the State Police Narcotics Section, DEA Worcester HIDTA and US Postal Inspection Service, as the result of an investigation, stopped a 2005 Acura on Belmont Street driven by Gonzalez, of Worcester.

Gonzalez has a suspended driver’s license.

As a result of the investigation, with the assistance of State Police K-9, GONZALEZ and two passengers, Martinez-Cepeda, 33, and Gonzalez-Acosta, 41, both of Worcester were found to be in possession of approximately 1 kilogram of narcotics, believed to be cocaine.

Martinez-Cepeda was also found to be in possession of 15 pills, believed to be a controlled Class-E substance. All three were placed under arrest.

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