Family charged after drug raid; 3 in Worcester face cocaine, pot charges.
Byline: Scott J. Croteau
WORCESTER - Three people in one family were arrested yesterday on charges they dealt cocaine and marijuana marijuana or marihuana, drug obtained from the flowering tops, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa (see hemp) or C. indica; the latter species can withstand colder climates. out of their home on Hitchcock Road.
Sgt. Eric A. Boss said a two-week investigation headed by vice squad vice squad
A police division charged with enforcement of laws dealing with various forms of vice, such as gambling and prostitution.
Noun Officers Richard Burgos and James M. O'Rourke started after neighbors and the landlord of 42 Hitchcock Road complained about a lot of foot traffic at Apartment 2.
Neighborhood crime watch groups also called police about the apartment, which is in an area designated by police as an "impact area."
When police with a warrant searched Apartment 2 at 42 Hitchcock Road at 6:30 a.m., they found several small bags of marijuana hidden in a pile of stuffed animals
A stuffed animal is toy animal stuffed with straw, beans, cotton or other similar materials. Some stuffed animals are very old – home made cloth dolls stuffed with straw go back to at least the for an 8-month-old baby boy.
A scale used to measure drugs and drug paraphernalia drug paraphernalia Controlled paraphernalia Substance abuse As defined in a regulatory context, DP is a hypodermic syringe, needle, metal or plastic (snorting) tube, or other instrument or implement or combination adapted for the administration of controlled were found in the baby's diaper bag, police said. Rocks of crack cocaine were hidden in the living room seat cushions and under a bedroom bureau, Sgt. Boss said.
A BB gun that was a replica Earlier document exchange software from Farallon Communications, Inc. that converted a Windows or Mac document into a proprietary viewing format. The viewer could be distributed separately or embedded within the document itself, turning it into a single-document viewer. of a 9 mm handgun was also seized.
Police arrested Emmanuel Gonzalez, 23; his wife, Shalimar Gonzalez, 20; and her brother, Angel Amaro, 19, and charged them with cocaine possession with intent to distribute, marijuana possession with intent to distribute and two counts of drug violation within 1,000 feet of a school.
Ms. Gonzalez's mother, Rosa Gonzalez, 39, will be summoned to court on drug charges, Sgt. Boss said.
Rosa Gonzalez was left in the apartment to care for the baby, and police will contact the state Department of Social Services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
social services npl → servicios mpl sociales , the sergeant said.
"People were buying from different members of the family," Sgt. Boss said. "Each family member seemed to have their own clientele."
Police said they confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. 26 small bags of marijuana packaged for sale, a sandwich bag containing 3.5 ounces of marijuana, 8 grams of crack cocaine, packaging material, a scale, personal papers and $1,751 in cash.
Also, a default warrant is out for Mr. Amaro's arrest, and Mr. Gonzalez had a probation violation on a drug charge.
All three were arraigned in Central District Court yesterday, the sergeant said.