Man Arrested in Worcester for Possession of Cocaine

Friday, August 11, 2017
GoLocalWorcester News Team

A Holden man was arrested in Worcester for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute early Wednesday morning.

Kevin Rodriguez, 24, was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute.

Rodriguez gave a fake Social Security number during booking, and is charged additionally with Furnishing a False Name/SSN After Arrest.

The owner of the car was cited for allowing an improper operator to drive the car.

The Arrest

On Wednesday, August at about 2 a.m., a Worcester Police officer was on patrol in the area of 950 Main St when he saw a car behind him traveling with its front right headlight out. The officer activated his emergency lights and stopped the car in front of 950 Main St, more than 12 inches from the curb. After approaching the driver, later identified as  Rodriguez, and running his license through CJIS, the officer determined that Rodriguez had a suspended driver’s license. Two additional officers arrived to assist.

Rodriguez was placed under arrest for driving with a suspended license. The officer determined that the car would be towed because it was illegally parked, and conducted an inventory of the car. In the center console, officers found a large bag containing a white powder believed to be cocaine. They discovered five iPhones and approximately $6600 in cash. Due to the amount and accessible location of the cocaine, the amount of cash, and the multiple phones, Rodriguez

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