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Investigation by WPD Vice, Gang Unit and MSP Nets Firearm, Ammo, Drugs

For Immediate Release: 5/26/2017 11:29 pm

Worcester, MA (May 26, 2017) – On Friday, May 26, 2017, members of the Worcester Police Vice Squad possessed a search warrant for 8 Knox Street, Worcester and for a 2007 Acura TL. The target of the warrant was Michael McIntire, 30-years-old of the Knox Street address.

The search warrant was the result of a joint undercover drug investigation involving members of WPD Vice Squad, Gang Unit and the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit.

During the investigation an undercover trooper made two controlled drug buys from Mr. McIntire. Each time after the purchase was made the substance was field tested positive for heroin. Both purchases were from inside Mr. McIntire’s Acura TL.

Today, at approximately 2:00 PM, the undercover officers and troopers set up surveillance on the Knox Street home and the Acura TL, which was parked in the driveway.

At approximately 2:50 PM, a female was observed entering the target vehicle and drive off. Officers and Troopers positioned nearby followed the vehicle. The Acura TL was followed to Mr. McIntire’s place of employment in Oxford. The female and Mr. McIntire were seen talking. Once Officers confirmed that the female was talking to Mr. McIntire, the troopers and officers approached him and placed him under arrest. Mr. McIntire and the female were transported back to his home so that he could be present during the execution of the search warrant.

A search of the vehicle produced 3 Oxycodone pills, a cell phone, a bag containing heroin, a digital scale and a wallet belonging to Mr. McIntire.

A search of the Knox Street home started at 3:55 PM. The search produced a Smith and Wesson M&P Rifle, two empty 30 round magazines, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, plastic baggies with heroin residue, 3 Suboxone pills, and $138.

Mr. McIntire was charged with Possession of a Rifle without an FID, Possession of Ammunition without an FID, Possession of a large capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Large capacity Weapon, Possession of a Large Capacity Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Improper Storage of a Firearm, 2 Counts of Distribution of Class A Substance (Heroin), Possession of Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin), Possession of Class B Substance (Suboxone), and Possession of Class B Substance (Oxycodone).

The drugs, ammunition and weapon were seized as evidence and secured at police headquarters.

Mr. McIntyre will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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