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Summer Impact Officers on Patrol Act on Hunch and Make Drug Bust

For Immediate Release: 8/17/2017 3:06 pm

Worcester, MA (August 17, 2017) – On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at approximately 9:00 PM, two officers working the Summer Impact Program had driven into the parking lot of the Gulf gas station located at 185 Madison Street. As soon as the officers stopped, their attention was drawn to a particular male that was wearing a black baseball hat. The officers became suspicious because as soon as the officers entered the lot the male looked nervous at the site of the officers, abruptly reversed his direction and started walking away at a hurried pace. The male, later identified as Jeremy Hughes, 30-years-old of 785 Franklin Street, Worcester, was last seen entering the Burger King restaurant.

The officers entered the parking lot of Burger King. This particular area is known to be a problem for loitering. At this time there was a group hanging out in the parking lot. The officers asked the group to move on if they were not there as a patron. A few moments later Mr. Hughes was observed exiting the Burger King building. The officers observed Mr. Hughes walking away in a hurried pace once again.

The officers drove up to Mr. Hughes and engaged him in conversation. The officers asked Mr. Hughes his name. Mr. Hughes provided the officers with a false name and a false date of birth. Mr. Hughes appeared very nervous when the officers started talking to him. The officers eventually received his real name. A record check indicated that Mr. Hughes had an outstanding arrest warrant in effect. Mr. Hughes was placed under arrest for the warrant.

A search of Mr. Hughes post arrest was conducted. The search produced a plastic baggie that contained a dozen small pills. The pills were identified as 30mg of Oxycodone. The officers also discovered more plastic baggies that contained Cocaine. Mr. Hughes was additionally charged with Possession of a Class B Substance (Cocaine) and Possession of Class B Substance (Oxycodone) with the intent to Distribute.

Mr. Hughes was arraigned today at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

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