Worcester man arrested for fentanyl possession with intent to distribute

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WORCESTER — Worcester Police officers arrested a man early Thursday on charges of possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers were patrolling the intersection of Main Street and Oread Place, an area known for drug activity, when they observed Gabriel Rondon, 21, acting nervously upon noticing the police cruiser.

Rondon, who had been standing on the corner, was seen clutching a satchel strapped across his body.

As officers approached, Rondon mounted his bicycle and began pedaling away without lights, frequently looking back at the pursuing officers.

The police activated their emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop, but Rondon accelerated, eventually abandoning his bike and running up Oread Place.

Officers managed to detain Rondon as he tried to jump over a fence.

During the arrest, they witnessed him discard a baggie near the fence.

A subsequent search revealed a larger bag containing five smaller baggies with a white powdery substance, suspected to be fentanyl.

Two cell phones and a used crack pipe were also found in Rondon’s satchel.

Rondon is now facing charges for possession with the intent to distribute a Class A substance.

The Worcester Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

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