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4 Worcester Residents Arrested for Narcotics Violations

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

 

Four Worcester residents, three males and a female, were arrested by the Worcester Police Vice Squad on Monday for narcotics violations. The Vice Squad officers were working an under cover surveillance when they made the arrests. 

Joshua Andujar 19 of Millbury Street was charged with distribution of a class A substance, conspiracy to viola the controlled substance laws and drug violations within 100 feet of a park. 

Adian Santiago, 24, of Murray Ave was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B substance,conspiracy and drug violation within 100 feet of a park. 

Ivan Camacho, 29, of Winslow Street and Madeline Francheschi, 37 of Austin Street were both carved with possession of a class A substance. 

The Incident 

On Monday, May 30 at approximately 9:30 a.m., members of the Worcester Police Vice Squad were conducting under cover surveillance in the area of 664 Main Street. 

While conducting surveillance, officers observed two males walking south on Main Street past Compare Foods. The males were identified as Andujar and Santiago.

As the two males walked south on Main Street, there were approached on two separate occasions by individuals known to the vice squad as drug dependent persons. 

Officers followed the two males and watched them cut through the YMCA parking lot and walk up Ethan Allen Street. Members of the Vice Squad saw the males enter a vehicle that was parked on Ethan Allen immediately adjacent to the YMCA Fuller Family Park. Santiago entered the driver's seat, and Andujar entered the passenger seat. 

Members of the Vice Squad ran the registration of this vehicle which showed it was owned by Santiago. The check also showed that Santiago had a suspended license. 

After a short amount of time, members of the Vice Squad saw Camacho and Francheschi, approach the passenger side of the vehicle. Camacho engaged in a quick exchange with Andujar at the passenger side door of the vehicle. After the exchange, Camacho and Francheschi walked way. 

As they were walking way, Camacho was inspecting a small item in his hand. Camacho and Francheshi were stopped by members of the Vice Squad and found to be in possession of an amount of heroin. 

Officers then stopped Andujar and Santiago on Murray Ave. Officers watched Andujar throw three knotted bags of suspected heroin to the ground. Meanwhile a search of Santiago's pocket revealed 16 knotted bags of suspected crack cocaine. 

 

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