For Immediate Release: 3/3/2018 11:23 am
On Friday, March 2, 2018, a member of the WPD Gang Unit received information that a Chad Jackson, 30-years-old of 50 Seminole Drive, Worcester, was staying at a specific location. Mr. Jackson has three outstanding arrest warrants in effect. Mr. Jackson is a known gang member and the officer was familiar with him.
The gang officer set up surveillance at the address that Mr. Jackson was supposed to be at. At approximately 7:20 PM, a male fitting the description of Jackson walked out of the address and into a black Toyota Corolla. The car then drove off. The gang officer followed the car to the No Name Store located at 49 Vernon Street. The male in question exited the vehicle and walked into the store. At this time the officer positively identified the male as Mr. Jackson. The officer knew that Mr. Jackson has a history of resisting arrest and running from police so the officer called for backup officers.
Mr. Jackson exited the store and got back into the Toyota. The car drove off.
Once several police units arrived in the area the gang officer activated his emergency lights to his unmarked vehicle and signaled the driver of the Toyota to stop. The vehicle stopped in the area of Providence and Harrison Streets.
Several officers approached the Toyota and removed Mr. Jackson from the rear seat. A search of Mr. Jackson produced two cellphones, a digital scale, several hypodermic needles and 18.8 grams of crack cocaine.
Mr. Jackson was placed under arrest without incident for the warrants and additionally charged with Trafficking in Class B Substance (crack cocaine)
Mr. Jackson will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Monday, March 5, 2018.