Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Southbridge Man

 by TWIW StaffApril 9, 2021

SOUTHBRIDGE - A local man stopped by police for vehicle related infractions on April 7, now faces drug-related charges.

A Police officer witnessed a brown Toyota Corolla not stop for a stop sign with a defective directional signal at Dudley River Rd. and Dresser Hill Rd. and engaged the vehicle for a traffic stop.

The driver did not stop for a time. According to the pursuing officer, the driver threw an item out of the window, and stopped shortly thereafter.

According to Southbridge Police, the driver, Gary Ortiz, 37, of Southbridge, is a known narcotics distributor.

Officers searched the area where the pursuing unit accuses Ortiz of throwing something out of his window. They found a package with several knotted plastic bags containing what they suspect to be Fentanyl.

Ortiz faces charges of:

  • Failure to stop at a stop sign
  • Failure to stop for police
  • Possession with intent to distribute class A [fentanyl]
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