Nov. 4, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
WORCESTER — State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, working with the Worcester Police Vice Squad and other local police, made 10 arrests on drug and weapons charges in recent investigations while seizing l3 firearms, more than $100,000 and large amounts of what are believed to be fentanyl and cocaine, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The arrests were in eight separate and unrelated incidents between Sept. 8 and Oct. 27 in Worcester, Southbridge, Auburn and West Boylston. The weapons seized included an AK-47, an AR-15 and two “ghost” guns, privately made firearms without serial numbers.
“These arrests were the result of terrific police work and teamwork by the State Police Detectives and police from Worcester, Southbridge, Auburn and West Boylston,” Mr. Early said. “Taking weapons and drugs off the street will make our communities safer.”
David Dolan, 38, and Weah Wisner, 33, both of Worcester, were arrested on Sept. 8. Mr. Dolan was charged with trafficking fentanyl, trafficking firearms, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, carrying a loaded firearm and possession of a silencer. Mr. Wisner is charged with trafficking cocaine, 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.
The investigation included the search of a fourth-floor apartment at 85 Harding St. Investigators seized eight firearms, including the AK-47 and AR-15 rifles, as well as 47 grams of suspected cocaine and 20 grams of suspected fentanyl.
Augustus B. Kormah, 30, of West Boylston was arrested on Sept. 11 in Worcester by State Police Detectives and members of the Worcester Police Vice Squad. Following a search of his home at 11 Franklin St., West Boylston, police confiscated a large-capacity firearm and feeding device, ammunition, 55 grams of suspected crack cocaine and cash.
Mr. Kormah is charged with cocaine distribution, trafficking of cocaine (36-100 grams), possession of a large-capacity firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and illegal possession of ammunition.
Arnaldo Hernandez, 21, of Southbridge, was arrested on Sept. 29 following a two-month investigation by the State Police Detectives and Southbridge Police. He is charged with trafficking fentanyl and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.
Rodney L. Hall III, 35, of Worcester was arrested on Sept. 30 in Worcester and charged with trafficking cocaine over 200 grams, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.
Investigators confiscated 660 grams of suspected cocaine and two firearms, including a “ghost” gun.
On Oct. 5, State Police Detectives, members of the Worcester Police vice squad and Auburn Police arrested Samuel T. Ward, 25, of Auburn on charges of trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy. More than 500 grams of suspected fentanyl and $9,000 in cash were seized.
Victor P. Losanno, 37, and Jessica J. Losanno, 28, of Worcester, were arrested on Oct. 6 in Worcester and charged with trafficking fentanyl, distributing cocaine and conspiracy.
Police seized 500 grams of suspected fentanyl, 10 grams of suspected cocaine, an undisclosed amount of cash and two vehicles.
State Police and Worcester Police arrested Hector L. Torres, 28, of Worcester on Oct. 15. He is charged with distributing cocaine, illegal possession of a large capacity firearm, illegal possession of a firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.
Police confiscated seven grams of what is believed to be cocaine and two firearms, including a “ghost” gun.
Raul Aponte, 39, of Worcester was arrested on Oct. 27 in Worcester on charges of trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams) and distributing fentanyl. The State Police confiscated 165 grams of suspected cocaine and five grams of suspected fentanyl.