Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to 16 Drug, Gun Charges; Gets 8-10 Years in Prison

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to 16 Drug, Gun Charges; Gets 8-10 Years in Prison

WORCESTER – A 37-year-old Worcester man plead guilty to 16 drug and gun charges on Monday in Worcester Superior Court and was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison. 

According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., Rashayn Holley of 16 Bluff St. plead guilty to cocaine trafficking, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, among other charges. 

Holley was arrested on Oct. 6, 2015 after Worcester Police and State Police executed a search warrant at 30 Yorkshire Terrace, Apt. 2, in Shrewsbury.

At the residence, police found approximately 190 grams of cocaine, a firearm, a ballistic vest and an anabolic steroid. 

Holley was charged with the following:

  • cocaine trafficking
  • possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (second or subsequent offense)
  • possession of a firearm and ammunition without an FID card
  • three counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device
  • possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony 
  • illegal possession of an anabolic steroid

Additionally, in a separate case, Worcester Police charged him in 2018 with cocaine trafficking, distribution of cocaine, three counts of possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute (second or subsequent offense) and possession of a class C substance with intent to distribute (second or subsequent offense). 


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