Shrewsbury police charge man with drug trafficking following check of storage facility

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Shrewsbury police charge man with drug trafficking following check of storage facility
Police have arrested a Worcester man with trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine. (Photo/Courtesy Shrewsbury Police Department)

SHREWSBURY – A Worcester resident is facing several charges, including drug trafficking, following a security check at a storage facility.

According to police reports, on Tuesday, June 4, around 2:17 a.m., a Shrewsbury officer was performing a security check of CubeSmart Self Storage, 757 Boston Turnpike. The officer observed a vehicle in front of an open storage unit, and a man was inside it. The officer reported that the license plate on the vehicle appeared to be altered, and they began speaking to the man.

Police said the man had provided the officer with a fake name, had four warrants for his arrest, could not provide the owner of the vehicle’s name, and the vehicle’s license plate and inspection sticker had both been altered.

The suspect was identified as Alexander Quinonez, 41, of Worcester.

Officers located two scales and a large amount of drugs inside the vehicle, including 27 grams of cocaine; more than 18 grams of crack cocaine; more than 9 grams of fentanyl; and 27 unidentified pills which will be tested in a laboratory. Additionally, officers seized $2,158 from Quinonez.

He was arrested on four outstanding warrants and was charged with trafficking a Class B substance (cocaine), trafficking a Class B substance (crack cocaine), possession of a Class A substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a Class E substance with the intent to distribute, providing a false ID to police following arrest and uttering a false RMV document.

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