WEBSTER –– In a coordinated operation, Webster Police and the Worcester DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force raided a home on East Main Street yesterday, uncovering a significant amount of narcotics and arresting two individuals.
After a months-long investigation, authorities executed the search warrant at 24 East Main Street.
Inside, detectives discovered a substantial stash of substances believed to be powdered and crack cocaine on the kitchen table.
The search also yielded drug paraphernalia indicative of narcotics distribution, including a digital scale with white residue and plastic baggies.
Investigators seized just under $19,000 in cash, suspected to be proceeds from drug sales.
The suspected crack cocaine weighed in at 84 grams, while the powdered cocaine totaled 49 grams.
David Zayas, 34, who resides at the raided address, was arrested and faces two counts of trafficking a Class B substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act.
His wife, Shakira Zayas, 33, will also be charged in connection with the case.
David Zayas, currently on federal probation for prior drug and firearms offenses from New York, is awaiting sentencing next week.
He was held on $100,040 cash bail and is scheduled for a court appearance on December 5th.
The Webster Police Department has been actively combating drug-related issues in the community, employing a full-time Community Outreach Advocate to support individuals dealing with Substance Use Disorder.
At the same time, they maintain a proactive stance on drug enforcement.
Webster Police expressed gratitude to all officers from both the local department and the DEA Task Force for their assistance in the operation.
Residents who wish to report suspicious activity can contact the Webster Police tip line at 508-949-3874.