Sept. 9, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
WORCESTER — Two men face drug and weapons charges following a narcotics investigation by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Worcester Police and a search at a fourth-floor apartment at 85 Harding St., according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The men were arrested by the MSP detectives yesterday and a search warrant for the apartment was issued.
Investigators executed the search warrant this morning, but the search was halted after they found what appeared to be bomb-making materials inside the apartment. The apartment building was evacuated and Harding Street was closed between Temple and Winter streets for several hours.
Several State Police units, including Crime Scene Services, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, the Firearms Identification Section and the Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team responded to the scene along with the state Join HAZMAT Incident Response Team, Worcester Police, Fire and EMTs.
David Dolan, 38, of Worcester is awaiting arraignment. He was ordered held without bail pending a hearing on an open warrant for home invasion and illegal possession of a firearm, and the Commonwealth will file a motion for dangerousness on his new charges. He was sent to a hospital for precautionary reasons prior to appearing in court.
The second defendant, Weah Wisner, 33, of 91 Blackstone River Road, Apt. 3, was arraigned today in Central District Court and ordered held on $10,000 bail. He is charged with trafficking cocaine (18-36 grams), distributing cocaine (subsequent offense), two counts of carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of possession of ammunition without an FID card and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. His case was continued to Oct. 8.