For Immediate Release: 10/13/2017 11:40 pm
Worcester, MA (October 13, 2017) - Recently, members of the WPD Vice Squad received information about a Hispanic male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’7” tall, driving a black Honda, dealing heroin out of his car. The male in question was later identified as Yovanny Ramirez, 23-years-old of 43 Austin Street. During the course of this investigation, vice officers were able to obtain Mr. Ramirez’s cell phone number.
On Friday, October 13, 2017, at approximately 11:21 A.M., one of the vice officers texted Mr. Ramirez and asked to meet for the purpose of buying heroin. Within a short period of time, Vice officers received a response from Mr.Ramirez stating that he would meet the undercover officer in a specific parking lot on Grafton Street. Prior to the scheduled meeting, several vice officers set up surveillance.
Within ten minutes of setting up, Mr. Ramirez arrived in the parking lot driving his black Honda. The undercover officer entered the Honda. Mr. Ramirez fit the physical description that investigators had received. The officer purchased two small bags of heroin from Mr. Ramirez. After the purchase the officer exited the car and signaled to the observing officers that the deal was completed. At this time several of the nearby officers approached Mr. Ramirez and placed him under arrest.
A search of Mr. Ramirez produced $398 in cash.
Mr. Ramirez was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance.
Mr. Ramirez will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Monday, October 16, 2017.