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Joint Investigation Leads to Arrests for Drugs

July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or 508-688-5565

WORCESTER – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced that two people were arraigned today on drug charges, after a coordinated investigation by the State Police Detectives assigned to the DA’s Office, Worcester Police, the state Attorney General’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Ricky Valcourt, 24, of 93 Arthur St., Apt. 3, and Greshen Suarez-Santos, 23, of the same address, were arrested Friday and charged with trafficking in cocaine (more than 200 grams), conspiracy to violate the drug laws and a school zone violation. They were arraigned today in Central District Court.

Judge Gerald A. Lemire set $20,000 bail on Valcourt and $5,000 bail on Suarez-Santos. Their cases were continued to Aug. 23 for a probable cause hearing.

A search of their apartment yielded 400 grams of crack cocaine and more than $13,000 in cash. State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, the Worcester Police, the federal ATF, the state AG’s Office, State Police Crime Gun Unit and the State Police Gang Unit participated in the investigation.

“When we all work together, we can make a difference in the lives of people in Worcester’s neighborhoods,” Early said. “Any time you get people who peddle poison off the streets; it’s a good day for law enforcement and a good day for all the people of Worcester County.”

“This is a great example of the collaborative effort between the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police and the Worcester Police Shooting Response Team to target the illegal sale of narcotics,” said Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent. “These valuable partnerships continue to improve the quality of life for residents in our neighborhoods.”