Traffic stop in Shrewsbury leads to drug arrest

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Traffic stop in Shrewsbury leads to drug arrest
Shrewsbury Police seized a knife, pills and cocaine following a traffic stop on Boston Turnpike. Photo Courtesy of the Shrewsbury Police Department

SHREWSBURY — On Monday, July 8, at approximately 7:41 p.m., Officer Noah Juaire and Officer Taylor Anding stopped a gray 2013 Chevy Tahoe for motor vehicle infractions on Boston Turnpike, near the intersection of Harrington Avenue.

It was soon discovered that the vehicle was not insured or registered, and the operator did not have an active driver’s license. The operator was identified as a Jezebel Diaz, 34, of Worcester.

During the course of the roadside investigation, Diaz was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 6 grams of what was believed to be powder cocaine, and approximately 31 grams of what was believed to be crack cocaine. It should be noted the threshold for trafficking cocaine in Massachusetts is 18 grams or more.

Officers also located several pills that the operator did not have a prescription for, and a small knife.

Officer Jordan Carroll and Sgt. Kevin Caviston assisted with the arrest.

Diaz was arrested and charged with:

Trafficking a Class B Substance (crack cocaine/cocaine)

Possession of a Class E substance

Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle

Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle

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