Worcester crack dealer caught during burglary

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On September 26th 2021 at about 2:25 AM, Worcester Police were dispatched to an address on West St for a report of a disorderly person. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual run out the back door of a residence. Officers recognized him from a department-wide email as being wanted for questioning in connection with a separate larceny.

Officers caught up with the male, identified as Carlos James, thirty-one-years-old of Austin St. Mr. James took a bladed stance when officers approached, and appeared to be hiding one of his hands. Officers told him to take his hand out of his pocket and show it to them, and he refused. Officers were now concerned that he might be hiding a weapon, and went to grab Mr. James’ hand. Mr. James pulled away from officers and ran towards the street, dropping several bags of a white powdery substance as he ran. Officers caught up to him and placed him under arrest as he continued trying to reach into his pockets.

Officers recovered several bags of what appeared to be heroin and bags of what appeared to be crack cocaine. Mr. James is charged with Possession of a Class A Substance with intent to Distribute, Possession of a Class B Substance with intent to Distribute, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, and Furnishing a False Name. He will be arraigned in court.