For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565
WORCESTER — More than two kilograms of fentanyl were seized from an apartment on Boardman Street and a city man was ordered held on $100,000 bail after he was arraigned on drug charges in Worcester Central District Court yesterday, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Jonly Dominguez, 33, of 11 Boardman St., Apt. 3, is charged with trafficking in a class A controlled substance; distributing a class A controlled substance; and conspiracy to violate drug laws. His case was continued to Jan. 9.
“This is a good example of the detectives assigned to my office working with the Worcester Police Department to get a large amount of a dangerous drug off the street,” Mr. Early said. “This is great police work.”
“The battle against drug traffickers is one we fight daily, hand in hand with our partners in prosecutors’ offices, such as District Attorney Early, the impacted community, and local police departments. The arrest of Jonly Dominguez and the seizure of more than two kilograms of deadly fentanyl is a great example of that,” said Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. “The MSP fields several units whose duties include investigating and interdicting drug traffickers, and among them are the State Police Detective Units attached to our district attorney’s offices, like the unit involved in this successful outcome. We thank these Troopers for their continuing commitment and work to remove these deadly drugs from our streets and to reduce the violence associated with drug distribution.”
“I commend the hard work and dedication of all of those who made this a successful operation,” said Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent. “This investigation is another example of the impact we have when working together and shows our collective commitment to reducing opioid and drug related overdoses.”
The Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Worcester Police Vice Squad had been investigating a drug distribution network in the city. The investigation led to the apartment on Boardman Street where Mr. Dominguez recently moved.
A search warrant was granted for the apartment. In executing the search warrant yesterday morning, detectives arrested Mr. Dominguez without incident. Fentanyl was found in various locations around the apartment. In total, about 2,200 grams of fentanyl were seized along with drug distribution tools and equipment and $2,510.
Mr. Dominguez also had an outstanding warrant out of Worcester Superior Court. He was arraigned yesterday in Superior Court on charges of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, four counts of distributing a class A controlled substance and conspiracy to violate drug laws. The Superior Court case also was continued to Jan. 9.