Troopers Arrest Man for Cocaine Trafficking, Unlawful Gun Possession After Undercover Investigation

On the morning of February 27, troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Detective Units for Worcester County and Middlesex County, assisted by the State Police Air Wing, searched a residence in Worcester belonging to a man suspected of being involved in cocaine trafficking.

After an undercover investigation, troopers assigned to the Middlesex County State Police Detective Unit received a warrant to search a black 2012 Infiniti belonging to WALTER ESTRADA, 32,’of Worcester. At approximately 6 a.m. on February 27 troopers were able to locate, and began surveillance on, the Infiniti. With Air 4 of the State Police Air Wing overhead, troopers observed ESTRADA enter the vehicle and tracked its location for a short time.

Shortly after ESTRADA left his residence, troopers stopped the vehicle and subsequently placed him under arrest after locating more than 100 grams of crack cocaine in the passenger compartment. With ESTRADA in custody, troopers then obtained  a warrant and began a search of his residence. 

After a thorough search of the house, troopers located an additional 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, two stolen firearms, ammunition, digital scales, cash, and electronics.

ESTRADA was transported to the State Police-Framingham Barracks for booking. He was arraigned at Framingham District Court the following day and was charged with trafficking in cocaine. 

In addition to that charge, troopers will be filing a criminal complaint for the following charges:

-Trafficking in Cocaine;

-Possession of a Firearm Without a License;

-Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card;

-Felon in Possession of a Firearm;

-Receiving Stolen Property, under $1200; and

-Conspiracy to Violate Drug laws.