Worcester man arrested on drug trafficking charges

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WORCESTER — Worcester Police Department Vice Squad’s execution of search warrants at a Main Street residence and vehicle led to the arrest of a 65-year-old man for cocaine and fentanyl trafficking on May 1.

At around 6:30 p.m., Peter Rivera was observed exiting the targeted home and approaching the associated vehicle.

Officers promptly carried out the search warrants, escorting Rivera back to his apartment to present the legal documents.

Upon being read the warrants, Rivera admitted to having narcotics on him.

A subsequent search by officers yielded 9.1 grams of crack cocaine and 3.7 grams of fentanyl on his person.

Rivera disclosed that additional drugs were located in his bedroom, where authorities found 19.6 grams of crack cocaine, 4.6 grams of fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia.

In total, police seized $2,481 in cash from Rivera and his apartment.

He was arrested and faces charges of Class A possession with intent to distribute and trafficking in Class B substances, specifically 18-36 grams.

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