13 Arrested on Drug Charges in Worcester’s Main South Area

by | Sep 6, 2019 | Headlines, Crime, News

WORCESTER – The Worcester Police Dept.’s Vice Squad arrested 13 people over the course of two days on multiple drug possession and distribution charges in Worcester’s Main South area.

According to the WPD, several street-level arrests were made between Thursday, Sept.5 and Friday, Sept. 6.

Vice Squad officers arrested the following individuals:

  • Ronald Paris, thirty-five-years-old of Worcester, Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute
  • James Kelley, thirty-two-years-old of Leicester, Possession of Class B with intent to Distribute
  • Hector Mangual, forty-nine-years-old of Worcester, Possession of Class B with intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws, and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon
  • Jose Vasquez, forty-seven-years-old of Quincy, Distribution of a Class B Substance, Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws

Nine other individuals were arrested and charged with drug possession offenses.

They will all be arraigned in Worcester District Court.


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