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Man Arrested at Palladium for Class A With Intent to Distribute

For Immediate Release: 10/27/2017 3:18 pm

Worcester, MA (October 26, 2017) - On October 26th, 2017 at about 9:30 PM, a Worcester Police Officer was working a paid off duty detail at the Palladium Nightclub at 261 Main Street Worcester, MA. People had been complaining that a male, later identified as Raphael Gutin-Creech, twenty-six-years-old of Philadelphia, had been flashing bags of what appeared to be cocaine to people.

The officer walked over to Mr. Gutin-Creech and said that he had heard complaints that Mr. Gutin-Creech had been showing people bags of cocaine. Mr. Gutin-Creech began to visibly shake and tremble, and said “Officer, I only have a bag or two of Special K.” “Special K” is a street term for ketamine, a class A substance.

Mr. Gutin-Creech then produced a small plastic bag with a powdery clear and off-white crystal-like substance that was consistent with Ketamine. The officer asked if that was all, and Mr. Gutin-Creech said “no” and produced another 14 bags. The total weight of the substance was 17-18 grams. Mr. Gutin-Creech was placed under arrest for Possession of a Class A Substance with intent to distribute, and the evidence was turned into the Vice Squad for testing. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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