Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm, Drug Charges

August 12, 2019

Aug. 12, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241

WORCESTER — A 37-year-old Worcester man was sentenced to 8-10 years in state prison today after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to 16 charges, including cocaine trafficking, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Rashayn Holley of 16 Bluff St. was arrested after Worcester Police and State Police executed a search warrant on Oct. 6, 2015 at 30 Yorkshire Terrace, Apt. 2, in Shrewsbury. Police found approximately 190 grams of cocaine, a firearm, a ballistic vest and an anabolic steroid.

Mr. Holley was charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (second or subsequent offense), possession of a firearm and ammunition without an FID card, three counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and illegal possession of an anabolic steroid.

In a separate case, Worcester Police charged him in 2018 with cocaine trafficking, distribution of cocaine, three counts of possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute (second or subsequent offense) and possession of a class C substance with intent to distribute (second or subsequent offense).

Judge David Ricciardone handed down the sentence after Assistant District Attorney Timothy A. Westerman outlined the evidence he was prepared to present at trial.