For Immediate Release: 8/9/2017 9:03 am
Worcester, MA (August 9, 2017) – On Wednesday August 9th at about 2 AM, a Worcester Police officer was on patrol in the area of 950 Main St when he saw a vehicle behind him travelling with its front right headlight out. The officer activated his emergency overhead lights and stopped the vehicle in front of 950 Main St, more than 12 inches from the curb. After approaching the driver, later identified as Kevin Rodriguez, twenty-four-years-old of Holden, and running his license through CJIS, the officer determined that Mr. Rodriguez had a suspended driver’s license. Two additional officers arrived to assist.
Mr. Rodriguez was placed under arrest for driving with a suspended license. The officer determined that the vehicle would be towed because it was illegally parked, and conducted an inventory of the vehicle. In the center console, officers discovered a large bag containing a white powder believed to be cocaine. They discovered five IPhones and approximately $6600 in cash. Due to the amount and accessible location of the cocaine, the amount of cash, and the multiple phones, Mr. Rodriguez was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute.
Mr. Rodriguez gave a fake Social Security number during booking, and is charged additionally with Furnishing a False Name/SSN After Arrest. The owner of the vehicle was cited for allowing an improper operator to drive the car. Mr. Rodriguez will be arraigned in Worcester District Court today.