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4 Arrested on Drug Charges after Heroin Bust

For Immediate Release: 7/1/2013 3:39 pm

Worcester, MA (July 1, 2013) - On Monday, July 01, 2013 members of the Vice Squad were conducting surveillance in the area of Massasoit Road.  Members of the Vice Squad began to follow an Infiniti to the Chuck E. Cheese Plaza.  The Infiniti drove up and down the rows in the parking lot.  A white Volvo pulled behind the Infiniti and the two vehicles drove to Coburn Street.  Both vehicles parked for a short time.  

Members of the Vice Squad observed a drug transaction take place between the occupants of the two vehicles.  Officers followed the Volvo back to the Chuck E. Cheese parking lot.  Police approached the vehicle on foot.  As they approached, the officers observed the passenger holding bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The occupants were identified as 23-year-old Maley Edward Ryan and 23-year-old Evan Ross.  

Maley Edward Ryan, 23, of 5 Sunnyside Terrace, Grafton, was charged with Possession of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws.

Evan Ross, 23, of 2 Virginia Circle, Grafton, was charged with Possession of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws.

Meanwhile, police stopped the Infiniti on Grafton Street.  The occupants were removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

Gregory Portorreal, 21, of 12 Lovell Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws.

Luis Franco, 27, of 12 Lovell Street, Worcester, was charged with Distribution of Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws.                  

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