Southbridge Man Faces Drug Distribution Charges After Chase

by | Oct 7, 2020 | Crime, Headlines, News

SOUTHBRIDGE – Police in Southbridge pursued Ramon G. Vazquez, 32, of Southbridge, into a river leading to his arrest for heroin distribution and other charges on Tuesday, October 6.

Police observed Vazquez meet with two individuals near Randolph St. and Green Ave around 6:30 PM. When Vazquez noticed police, he began to retreat to a nearby vehicle.

When police attempted to speak with Vazquez he fled, jumped over a nearby chain link fence and fell some 10 feet into a river.

As the pursuit on foot continued, Vazquez began removing items from his pockets and leaving them behind.

The officer in pursuit was able to detain Vazquez until a second officer arrived to assist. Vazquez was eventually secured in handcuffs and transferred to the police state.

During a search of the river, officers were able to recover 10 bundles of a substance they believe is heroin, packaged for distribution.

One officer was treated for injuries an released.

Vazquez faces charges of:

  • Distribution of a Class A Substance [heroin]
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Disturbing the Peace

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