34-Year-Old Worcester Man Faces Drug and Gun Charges

 by Tom MarinoMay 26, 2022

WORCESTER - Officers pursuing an off-road vehicle led to the arrest of a Worcester man on gun and drug charges on Wednesday, May 25.

Officers with the Neighborhood Response Team conducting off-road vehicle enforcement and began to follow an ATV at around 3:40 PM on Summer Street. Officers lost sight of the ATV and started a canvass of the area.

The ATV was located at Lucky Mart at Prospect Street and Eastern Avenue a short time later.

According to the Worcester Police Department, when officers approached the driver, Carlos Lopez, 34, of Gage Street. He was carrying a bottle of Pepsi and wearing a fanny pack. Lopez told officers he forgot something in the store and entered it. When he returned, he was no longer holding the Pepsi or wearing the fanny pack.

While an officer spoke to Lopez, another officer went into the store and located the fanny pack, which contained what appeared to be cocaine, oxycodone, five packets of Suboxone, a loaded firearm, and a baggie with bullets inside.

When the officer came out of the store with the fanny pack, Lopez fled up Eastern Avenue on foot. Officers apprehended Lopez near 75 Gage Street.

Lopez faces charges of:

  • Improperly Storing a Firearm;
  • Resisting Arrest;
  • Carrying a Firearm Without a License;
  • Two Counts of Possession of Ammunition Without An FID Card;
  • Firearm Violation With 2 Prior Drug Crimes;
  • Disorderly Conduct;
  • Operating After Having a Suspended License;
  • Operating a Rec Vehicle On a Public Way;
  • Unregistered OHV; and
  • 3 Counts of Possession of a Class B Substance.
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