For Immediate Release: 6/27/2017 3:26 pm
Worcester, MA (June 27, 2017) – On June 26, 2017, members of the WPD Vice Squad possessed a search warrant for 20 Svea Street, apartment 2-K. The target of the search warrant was identified as Hector Figueroa, 36-years-old of the same address.
The search warrant was the result of an investigation which started due to numerous complaints received by police from members of the neighborhood. This particular apartment has been involved with on-going drug activities during all hours of the day and night.
At approximately 2:55 PM, undercover vice officers executed the search warrant. Inside the apartment police located 12 individuals. After securing all persons within, officer observed in plain view numerous hypodermic needles, crack pipes and a visible white residue consistent with cocaine, scattered throughout the floors of the apartment.
One of the twelve people within the apartment was the target, Mr. Hector Figueroa. A search of Mr. Figueroa discovered 7 orange pills which officers believed to be Suboxone, a class B substance. Officers also discovered 5 green pills believed to be Clonozepam, a class C substance and $186.00 in cash.
All persons were searched. One of the occupants, Identified as Elisabeth Hakala, was found to have one green pill, Clonozeppam, in her possession.
A search of the apartment also discovered 3.4 grams of heroin located in two individual plastic baggies.
All twelve people were placed under arrest.
Mr. Figueroa and Ms. Hakala, 31-years-old of 173 Fitch Road, Clinton, were both charged with Possession of Class B Substance, Possession of Class C Substance and Knowingly Being Present where Heroin is kept.
The following people were charged with Possession of Class B Substance and Knowingly being present where Heroin is Kept.
Samantha Smith, 30-years-old of 44 Maria Avenue, Southbridge.
Melissa Feliciano, 37-years-old of 131 Austin Street, Worcester.
Lisbed Rodriguez, 34-years-old of 1 Will Vail Street, Worcester.
Jennifer Sclamo, 34-years-old of 1 Burton Street, Worcester.
Kaylu Ayala, 27-years-old of 21 Jefferson Street, Worcester.
Kristie Uva, 39-years-old of 3 Harvard Street, Natick.
Jose Sanchez, 39-years-old of 20 Bridgeport Street, Worcester.
Michael Allard, 50-years-old of 20 Svea Street, Worcester.
James Morales, 50-years-old of 4 Mott Street, Worcester.
Leonel Ventura, 44-years-old with an unknown address.
All twelve people will be arraigned today at the Worcester County District Courthouse.
Vice investigators will continue to monitor this address for any future drug activities.