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40 Arrests Made in Undercover Drug Investigation

Worcester, MA (October 10, 2014) - On Friday, October 10, 2014, Worcester Police concluded a two day narcotics sweep with other law enforcement partners that yielded 41 arrests. The investigation began in the middle of the Summer of 2014 and involved undercover drug buys over a period of approximately two months. The goal of the investigation was to target gang members and violent offenders in the city. The result of the investigation produced more than 40 arrest warrants.

The narcotics sweep took place over a two day period beginning in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 9th. Two search warrants were also executed during the sweep resulting in the recovery of a shotgun and ammunition.

The narcotics operation was extensive involving: the Worcester Police Gang Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, the Worcester Police Vice Squad, the Worcester Police Street Violence Prevention Unit, the Worcester Police Detective Bureau, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit, the U.S. Marshal's Office, Massachusetts Parole and Superior Court Probation.

As a result of the narcotics sweep, the following individuals were arrested:

  1. Marcos Ortiz, 43, of 701 Main Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  2. Tamaria Johnson, 20, of 91 Endicott Street, Worcester, was charged with two counts of Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  3. Luis Alvarez, 61, of 765 Main Street, Worcester Apt. 205, Worcester, was charged with Possession of Class A Substance (Subsequent Offense).
  4. Njisane Chambers, 27, of 18 Belvoir Road, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  5. Josean Jimenez, 34, of 3 May Street, Apt. 102, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance (Subsequent Offense).
  6. Johnny Maisonet, 41, of 57 Chatham Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance (Subsequent Offense) and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  7. Robert Lyons, 26 of 2 Delldale Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  8. Victor Soriano, 18, of 25 Queen Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance, Drug Violation Near Park/School and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  9. Paul Schnaider, 29, of 13 Shepard Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  10. Jason Marquez, 29, of 6 Derby Street Apt. 3, Worcester, was charged with two counts of Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  11. Robert Woods, 55, of 765 Main Street, Apt. 888, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  12. Joshua Giles, 21, of 34 Beacon Street, Apt. 1 L, Worcester, was charged with Possession of Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute.
  13. Anthony Chavez, 36, of 32 Chilmark Street, Apt. 2, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance, two counts of Distribution of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws.
  14. Juvenile age 15
  15. Leon Williams, 18, of 18 Bluff Street, Apt. 18, Worcester was charged with two counts of Distribution of Class B Substance.
  16. Marc Orsi, 37, of 12 Gordon Street, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance (2nd or subsequent offense) and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance.
  17. Sually Monserrate, 31, of 27 Elmwood Street, Apt. 1R, Worcester, Possession of Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws.
  18. Jeremy King, 38, of 60 Goldthwaite Road, Apt. 10, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  19. Jermaine Powell, 21, of 3 Gardner Terrace, Apt.3, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Mr. Powell was in possession of a shotgun and ammunition. As a result, he was additionally charged with Possession of a Firearm without and FID Card, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card and Improperly Storing a Firearm.
  20. Nikita Taylor, 45, of 786 Main Street, Worcester was charged with Trespassing and Distribution of Class B Substance.
  21. Perry Jones, 49, of 281 Grafton Street, Apt. 2, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance, Distribution of Class A Substance 2nd Offense and Drug Violation within 1000 Feet of a School.
  22. Onix Diaz, 96 Fairmont Avenue, Apt. 3, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance 2nd Offense.
  23. Pedro Llanos, 18, of 40 Belmont Street, Apartment 709, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance (2nd or Subsequent Offense).
  24. Christian Ramos, 19, of 118 Endicott Street, Apartment 1, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance.
  25. Barrington Gooden, 25, of 2 Delldale Street, Apt. 2, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  26. Ronald Leshore, 35, 12 Tirrell Street, Apt. 16, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance.
  27. Zaire Berry, 24, of 765 Main Street, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  28. Lourdymaris Lopez, 21, of 143 Belmont Street, Worcester was charged with Possession of Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.
  29. Emma Taylor, of 765 Main Street, Apt. 403, Worcester was charged with Distribution of Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.

Also arrested during operation, but not considered targets of this drug investigation were the following individuals:

  1. James Jamilowski, 44, of 25 Queen Street, Worcester was charged with Failure to Registered as Sex Offender (Subsequent Offense).
  2. Duane Bennett, 26, of 105 Lancaster Street, West Boylston, was charged with Shoplifting by Asportation of Over $100.
  3. Juvenile age 15
  4. Mark Case, 46, of 100 Elliot Street, Apt. 1. Worcester was charged with Operating After Having a Revoked or Suspended License and Motor Vehicle Equipment Violation.
  5. Jose Diaz, 50, of 33 Mendon Street, Apt. 1, Worcester was charged with Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00.
  6. Jorge Pizarro, 46, of 141 Providence Street, Apt. 2R, Worcester was charged with Operating an Unregistered Vehicle and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
  7. Shaheem Henderson, 19, of 106 Illinois Street, Apt. 2, Worcester was charged with Vandalizing Property.
  8. Jorge Rivera, 28, of 18 Penn Avenue, Apt. 2, Worcester was charged with Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property and Threatening to Commit a Crime.
  9. Victor Rodriguez, 52, of 8 Princeton Street, Worcester was charged with Possession of Class B Substance and Motor Vehicle Equipment Violation.
  10. Jose Rivera, 26, of 1020 Main Street, Apt. 2. Worcester was charged with Operating After License has Been Suspended or Revoked.
  11. Danielle Hamalainen, 31, of 25 Queen Street, Worcester was charged with Trespassing.
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