Hudson man faces trafficking charges after police find cocaine, fentanyl

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HUDSON — A Natick man has been arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and possessing fentanyl after Hudson police officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle reported for erratic driving.

Oliver Aylward, age 28, was taken into custody on May 29 at around 4:45 p.m. following a police response to reports of an impaired driver in the area of Pope Street.

Officers Cam O’Toole and Jason Hatstat spotted the vehicle as it moved onto Main Street and pulled it over after noticing motor vehicle equipment violations.

During the stop, officers observed drug paraphernalia inside Aylward’s vehicle.

A subsequent search led to the discovery of drug-use items, a scale, over 2 grams of fentanyl, 24 grams of cocaine, and $2,300 in cash.

Officers James Downing and Brennan Grimley assisted with the investigation.

Following his arrest, Aylward was booked, fingerprinted, and photographed at police headquarters.

He was later arraigned in Marlborough District Court on charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of a Class A substance, and motor vehicle equipment violations.

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