WORCESTER, MA – On December 8th, 2020 a Worcester Police officer was working in the area of Main and Oread Place when he received information that a male was driving around the area with an illegal rifle in his vehicle. Officers pulled over the vehicle near the intersection of Main and King St. The driver was identified as Raymond Avila, thirty-five-years-old of Clegg St. Officers observed a rifle that appeared similar to an AR-15 on the ground in the back seat of the vehicle. Mr. Avila did not have an FID card or License to carry firearms and was placed under arrest.
Officers located crack cocaine in the vehicle, as well as various prescription medications for which Mr. Avila did not have a prescription. Officers determined that the firearm was loaded. Mr. Avila is charged with Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute (Oxycodone), Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute (Adderall), Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute (cocaine), Unlawfully Carrying a Rifle, Possession of a Loaded Rifle without a License, Possession of a Rifle while Committing a Felony, Improper Storage of a Rifle, Possession of an Assault Weapon, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. He will be arraigned in court.