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Neighborhood Response Team Makes Arrest for Crack Cocaine Distribution

For Immediate Release: 12/1/2017 3:39 pm

Worcester, MA (December 1, 2017) - On December 1st at about 1130 AM, officers of the Neighborhood Response Team were conducting surveillance in the area of Main and Chandler St. They observed a male, later identified as Gamaliel Garcia, thirty-eight-years-old of 184 Clark St, pacing back and forth in the area of 650 Main St. He appeared to be talking to every person who walked by him. Officers were familiar with Mr. Garcia from previous interactions.

Officers observed a female stop and talk with Mr. Garcia. The female took out paper currency, and gave it to Mr. Garcia. She then opened up the palm of her hand and extended it. Officers saw Mr. Garcia look around in a nervous manner, and spit an object out of his mouth into the female’s open palm. The female briefly inspected the object, and walked away.

Officers stopped the female in the area of Murray Ave and Chandler St. When police made contact with her, she threw an object on the ground. Officers inspected the object, which turned out to be a small knotted bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine. The female was issued a summons to appear in court for Possession of a Class B Substance. Mr. Garcia was placed under arrest for Distribution of a Class B Substance. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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