Men charged after Shrewsbury police find cocaine in vehicle


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SHREWSBURY – Two men are facing drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop near Home Depot in Shrewsbury last week. 

According to Shrewsbury police, an officer pulled over a vehicle at about 4 a.m. on Feb. 24 for defective equipment. 

During the stop, officers reportedly found 20 grams of cocaine and seven grams of crack cocaine inside the vehicle. 

Both Abel Suarez-Sanchez, 20, of Boston, and Nelson Santiago, 30, Roslindale, were charged with trafficking a class B substance, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of an open container of alcohol.

Santiago was also charged with defective equipment and firearm use in a felony after police learned that he had a Springfield XDS 9mm in his possession.

The weapon was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, police said.


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