For Immediate Release: 4/27/2017 5:28 pm
Worcester, MA (April 27, 2017)- On Thursday, April 27, 2017, members of the Vice Squad conducted surveillance in the Main South area for prostitution and for street level drug transactions. The surveillance was conducted early this morning by our undercover male and female vice officers.
At approximately 7:05 AM, a female officer, acting as a prostitute decoy, was standing on the sidewalk in the area of Main Street by Loudon Street when she was approached by a male driver. During the conversation the male offered to engage in sex for money with the female officer. The officer gave a pre-determined signal to nearby vice officers. The female officer told the male to meet her at a specific location. As the male was driving to that location he was stopped by the officers and placed under arrest. The male was identified as Hai Ngoc Le, 64-years-old of 19 Freeland Street, Worcester. Mr. Le was charged with Sex for a Fee.
At approximately 7:30 AM, the female officer was standing in the same location when she was approached by a second male driver. The male had pulled to the side of the road and engaged in conversation with the officer. During the conversation, the male, later identified as Rachard Dale, 38-years-old of 209 Norwell Street, Dorchester, offered to pay her for sex. At this time the signal was given by the female officer. The officers approached Mr. Dale and placed him under arrest for Sex for a Fee. An inventory search of Mr. Dale’s vehicle produced 4 bags of heroin and 4 bags of cocaine. The narcotics were packaged in a manner that is known to the officers to be for street level sale and not for personal consumption. As a result of this discovery, Mr. Dale was additionally charged with Possession of Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute (second or subsequent offense) and Possession of Class B Substance with the Intent to Distribute (second or subsequent offense). Mr. Dale’s vehicle was issued a citation for parking more than 12” from the curb and subsequently towed from the scene. Police also confiscated $74.00 in cash that Mr. Dale possessed. Due to the fact that the MV was used as an instrument of drug distribution, officers will be submitting paperwork for the forfeiture of the vehicle. The vehicle is a 2004 Infiniti SUV.
At approximately 8:35 AM, the female officer was approached by a third male driver as she stood in the same area. The male offered to engage in sexual activity for payment. The female officer made the signal and the male was subsequently placed under arrest for Sex for a Fee. The male was identified as Eliezer Machado, 42-years-old of 156 Dudley Road, Oxford.
At approximately 9:15 AM, the female officer was approached for the fourth time by another male driver. During their conversation the male offered to pay for sexual activities. The officer gave the signal and the male was placed under arrest by the vice officers. The male was identified as Adolfo Wiggins, 48-years-old of 14 Oread Street, apartment 307, Worcester.
All four men were arraigned this afternoon at the Worcester County District Courthouse.