State Police Traffic Stop Leads to 3 Arrests with Kilo of Cocaine with 500 Oxycodone Pills in Auburn

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Massachusetts State Police Release – 09182013 – State Police Traffic Stop Leads to 3 Arrests with Kilo of Cocaine with 500 Oxycodone Pills in Auburn

At approximately 2 p.m. on Sept. 17, Trooper Dana Oliver, assigned to the State Police Holden Barracks, was patrolling Interstate 290 in Worcester when he observed a Honda CRV swerving and failing to stay in its lane while driving in a construction zone.  Trooper Oliver activated his lights and stopped the vehicle on I-290 eastbound in Auburn.

During conversation with the three occupants of the vehicle, Trooper Oliver received inconsistent stories from each of the men.   Trooper Oliver was assisted by Trooper John Boland and a search of the vehicle was conducted. When narcotics were located, the driver of the vehicle, identified as JOSE M. RODRIGUEZ, 39, of New York City, fled on foot.  RODRIGUEZ ran across six lanes of traffic on I-290 and down into a wooded area.

Troopers located approximately one kilogram of a substance believed to be, cocaine and more than 70 grams (500 pills) of Oxycodone.

The passengers of the vehicle, LUIS E RODRIGUEZ, 30, and JULIAN J RODRIGUEZ, 40, both of New York City, were placed in custody.

Troopers Oliver and Boland were then assisted by other troopers in the area, as well as Worcester and Auburn Police.  Trooper Mathew Moran and Trooper Patrick Mahady spotted JOSE M. RODRIGUEZ in a swamp behind the Seven Hills Foundation on Hope Avenue in Auburn.  Troopers Moran and Mahady entered the swamp and placed JOSE M. RODRIGUEZ in custody.

All three subjects were transported to the State Police Barracks in Holden.  They were booked and held on $100,000 bail, pending their arraignment this morning in Worcester District Court.

JOSE M. RODRIGUEZ was charged with the following:

1. Trafficking in over 200 grams of cocaine

2. Trafficking in 28-100 grams of Oxycodone

3. Conspiracy to violate drug law

4. Resisting arrest

 

LUIS E. RODRIGUEZ was charged with the following:

1. Trafficking in over 200 grams of cocaine

2. Trafficking in 28-100 grams of Oxycodone

3. Conspiracy to violate drug law

 

JASON A. TAVAREZ was charged with the following:

1. Trafficking in over 200 grams of cocaine

2. Trafficking in 28-100 grams of Oxycodone

3. Conspiracy to violate drug law

No further information is available at this time.

Please do not call the barracks directly.

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