WORCESTER – On Tuesday afternoon, the Worcester Police Vice Squad arrested fifteen people after executing a search warrant at a Stevens Road apartment for charges related to heroin and cocaine distribution.

The target of the WPD’s warrant was Hector Figuera, 37, of 1 Stevens Rd Apt 1, who tried to escape through a window when the officers made entry into the apartment. According to the WPD, Figuera refused to cooperate with the officers who were trying to detain him and was placed in handcuffs after a brief struggle.

Officers found two large bags of heroin, with a total weight of 114 grams, a realistic replica handgun — which turned out to be a pellet gun — and two bags of cocaine. Figueroa was placed under arrest for Trafficking in Heroin 100-199 grams, Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute (subsequent offense) and Resisting Arrest.

Officers also located Jose Berrios, 41, of 241 Lincoln St, who was sitting in bed next to a digital scale, heroin, and several sandwich baggies. Berrios was placed under arrest and is charged with Possession of a Class A Substance with intent to Distribute.

The apartment was packed with people and contained numerous hypodermic syringes, empty bags, and bags of heroin powder. Thirteen other people were placed under arrest for Knowingly being Present Where Heroin is Kept. Everyone involved will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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