Worcester man faces drug trafficking, possession charges after welfare check

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WORCESTER — A Worcester man was arrested on charges of drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute after police found him asleep in a car with baggies of suspected cocaine.

Police responded to a call for a welfare check in a parking lot on Gold Star Blvd. at 10:59 a.m. on April 1.

Officers found 38-year-old Junior Robert apparently asleep in the driver’s seat.

After repeated attempts to rouse him by knocking on the car window, Robert eventually awoke and complied with the officer’s request to exit the vehicle.

Paramedics were summoned to ensure Robert’s well-being.

Following a medical clearance, he was taken into custody by the Worcester Police Department.

The seized substances weighed approximately 28 grams and tested positive for cocaine.

Robert is now facing charges of possession to distribute a class B substance and trafficking in class B substances between 18-36 grams.

The Worcester Police Department continues its investigation into the matter.

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