For Immediate Release: 2/14/2018 10:48 pm
On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, several members of the Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) were working in the Main South Area. At approximately 11:00 AM, information was received that a white 2012 Toyota Corolla was frequenting 27 Tirrell Street, a known problem property, and making numerous short visits with various people. This property has been the subject of numerous complaints for trespassing, disorderly persons, loitering, littering, drug activities, fights, public drinking, and various other quality of life issues. As a result, the NRT has been spending a substantial amount of time addressing these issues.
After receiving the specific information pertaining to the white Toyota, members of the NRT (plain clothes and uniformed) set up surveillance in and around 27 Tirrell Street.
At approximately 11:30 AM, the suspect MV was spotted arriving and park in front of 12 Tirrell Street. Two females were observed exiting the MV. Officers recognized the two as Jessilyn Chobot, 34-years-old of 100 Illinois Street and Lauren Herbert, 33-years-old of 19 Woodside Circle, Sturbridge. Both were seen entering 27 Tirrell Street.
At approximately 11:50 AM, a Ford Taurus arrived and parked in front of 35 Tirrell Street. Both occupants, later identified as Elizabeth Larose, 32-years-old, of 8 Fairbanks Street, and Manuel Rosario, 73-years-old of 9 Fairbanks Street, remained inside the vehicle. Within one minute of their arrival, Ms. Chobot approached and entered the Ford. While in the vehicle the officer could see, with the use of binoculars, a hand to hand exchange between Ms. Larose and Ms. Chobot.
After the exchange, Ms. Chobot exited the vehicle and began to examine small plastic bags in her hand. Ms. Chobot then went back inside 27 Tirrell Street and the Ford drove off. Several minutes later Ms. Chobot and Ms. Herbert exited 27 Tirrell Street and got back in the white Toyota.
The Toyota was stopped on Main Street by NRT members. The occupants were removed from the vehicle. A visual inspection inside the Toyota discovered three small plastic baggies that contained Heroin and Crack Cocaine. A search of Ms. Chobot produced two small plastic bags that contained Heroin.
At this time the Ford was stopped by other members of the NRT. Based on what was observed earlier, along with what was discovered in the Toyota, Ms. Larose and Mr. Rosario were informed that they were under arrest and asked to exit the Ford.
A search of the Ford produced a digital scale along with cut corners of plastic baggies. A search of Mr. Rosario produced $2,334.00 in cash.
Mr. Rosario and Ms. Larose were each charged with Distribution of Class B Substance, Distribution of Class A Substance and a Drug Violation within 1,000 feet of a School (University Park School).
Ms. Chobot was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Class A Substance and Possession of Class B Substance.
Ms. Hebert was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Class A Substance.
All four suspects will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Thursday, February 15, 2018.