WORCESTER – Late Wednesday night, a Worcester Police officer pulled over a gray BMW 530 traveling east on Hermon St, heading toward Southbridge St.

According to the WPD, the operator of the vehicle — Luis Olmo-Saavedra, 30, of 9 Mott Street, failed to stop at the intersection of Hermon and Southbridge St.

When the officer turned to head back to his cruiser to check Olmo-Saavedra’s license, Olmo-Saavedra threw a plastic baggie across the street. The officer called for backup and was informed that Olmo-Saavedra was operating the vehicle with a suspended license.

When backup arrived, the plastic baggie was retrieved and was found to be filled with numerous smaller knotted baggies of heroin and crack cocaine.

Olmo-Saavedra and the vehicle’s passenger Rafael Miranda-Melendez, 42, of 25 Queen St, were placed under arrest. A search of Olmo-Saavedra produced nearly $800 in cash and a wallet wrapped in saran warp with what appeared to be cocaine inside.

Olmo-Saavedra was charged with a Stop Sign Violation, Operating a MV with a Suspended License, Trafficking in Class B (Cocaine), Possession of Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class A Substance, Possession of Class B Substance (Cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Class B Substance.

Miranda-Melendez was charged with Possession of Class A Substance with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class A Substance, Possession of Class B Substance with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Class B Substance.

The cash and drugs were seized as evidence and the BMW was towed from the scene.

Both men were arraigned today at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

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