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Two Beacon Street Men Arrested During Vice Squad Investigation

Worcester, MA (February 28, 2017) - On Monday, February 27, 2017, members of the WPD Vice Squad were in possession of a search warrant for 130 Beacon Street. The named target of the warrant was identified as 46-years-old Eduardo Gonzalez.

At approximately 7:30 PM the warrant was executed for apartment 2. Vice officers entered the apartment and discovered 3 juveniles, Mr. Gonzalez and a male later identified as 22-year-old Edward Abreu-Checo. Mr. Abreu-Checo resides at the target address.

During entry into the apartment, Vice officers observed Mr. Gonzalez place an item into his mouth as he attempted to get away. Upon seeing this several officers grabbed onto Mr. Gonzalez and took him to the ground. Mr. Gonzalez refused to comply to the officers commands. Mr. Gonzalez continued to chew and attempt to swallow the item that he placed in his mouth. During the struggle Mr. Gonzalez eventually spit the item out of his mouth. The item that he spit out was a packet the size of a golf ball. The packet contained heroin and weighed approximately 11.5 grams.

The search of the apartment discovered ammunition in the living room closet and one round of ammunition in the bedroom of Mr. Abreu-Checo. Neither man possessed an FID card or a LTC.

Mr. Gonzalez was charged with Resisting Arrest, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card and Possession of Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute.

Mr. Abreu-Checo was charged with Possession of Ammunition without an FID card.

Both men will be arraigned today at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

The juveniles were released to a family friend that had arrived at the scene.

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