Aug. 3, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241
WORCESTER — A Superior Court jury found a New York City man guilty of selling heroin today, one day after he was arrested on traffic violations while the jury was deliberating his case, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Jose Paulino, 36, who is also awaiting trial on heroin trafficking and firearm charges stemming from a 2013 arrest, will be sentenced Tuesday on the heroin distribution conviction.
Paulino had been commuting from New York for the trial, but Judge David Ricciardone revoked his bail yesterday afternoon after the defendant was arrested by State Police on Route 395 in Oxford.
Worcester Police officers followed Paulino from the courthouse around 12:30 p.m., yesterday. He drove onto I-290 heading west at a high rate of speed and was observed weaving through traffic. Officers attempted to pull him over, but he didn’t stop. He was finally pulled over in Oxford.
Paulino was found guilty of selling heroin to two people on June 7, 2012 near Vernon Hill Park.