WORCESTER – A traffic stop near Southbridge Street led to a man facing fentanyl trafficking charges on Friday.
A patrol officer witnessed a black Honda Accord around noon after the driver allegedly turned from Southbridge Street onto Jackson Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop, which occurred near Hollis Street.
The officer found that the license of the driver, Angel Martinez, 37, of Worcester, was suspended.
While removing Martinez from the vehicle, police allegedly discovered a significant amount of substances that included what they believed to be fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana. They also allegedly located brass knuckles and a spring-loaded knife.
Martinez was arrested and faces multiple charges:
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License;
- Trafficking in Fentanyl over 10 Grams;
- Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute;
- Possession of a Dangerous Weapon; and
- Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute.
Editor’s note: The information provided in this report is based on recent events as described by police. The claims within are allegations by police which may be challenged by the accused in court.