Worcester Men Arraigned on Drug Charges

October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241

WORCESTER — Two neighbors, arrested with drugs with a street value of more than $800,000, pleaded not guilty to several charges in Worcester Central District Court this week, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

James Trainer 42, of 31 Steele St., and Steven Wright, 54, of 17A Peacedale Ave. were each charged with trafficking in a class B controlled substance (Percocet), more than 200 grams; trafficking in a class A controlled substance (heroin) between 36 and 100 grams; trafficking in a class D controlled substance (marijuana) more than 50 pounds; cultivation of marijuana; and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law.

They were each held on $25,000 bail. Wright’s case was continued to Nov. 5 for a pre-trial conference. Trainor’s case was continued to Nov. 26 for a pre-trial conference.

The defendants were arrested on Oct. 12 and marijuana plants at both residences were confiscated along with Percocet pills and bags of heroin. The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $800,000. Between 2,500 and 4,500 Percocet pills were valued at between $75,000 and $125,000. The heroin was valued at between $4,000 and $5,000.

The investigation was conducted by the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester

County District Attorney’s Office with the assistance of State Police Special Services Section, State Police Community Action Team, State Police K-9, State Crime Scene Services, State Police Chemist and the Worcester Police Vice Unit.