Worcester police arrest man for fentanyl trafficking during traffic stop

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WORCESTER — On Feb. 9, Worcester Police Neighborhood Response Team officers arrested a man for trafficking fentanyl after a routine traffic stop.

At approximately 11:50 a.m., officers patrolling the Southbridge Street area observed a black Honda Accord make a right turn without signaling onto Jackson Street.

The vehicle was stopped near Hollis Street after the officer activated his patrol car’s blue lights.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Angel Martinez of Granite Street, was found to have a suspended driver’s license.

Upon removing Mr. Martinez from the car, officers discovered a large quantity of what appeared to be fentanyl, several bags of what seemed to be crack cocaine, brass knuckles, a spring-loaded knife, and multiple bags of marijuana.

Mr. Martinez was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Trafficking in Fentanyl over 10 Grams, Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (Brass Knuckles), and Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute.

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