Teenage Heroin Dealer Caught in Woonsocket After Botched Escape, Cops Say

John A. Garcia, 18, of 193 Arnold St., was arrested Monday.

Heroin. File photo.
Heroin. File photo.
Woonsocket police this week arrested an alleged heroin dealer after he allegedly tried to run from police.

John A. Garcia, 18, of 193 Arnold St., was charged with heroin possession with intent to distribute.

Police said on Monday, Officer Patrick McGourty pulled over a vehicle for a violation near the CVS on Cass Avenue. Garcia, who was in the passenger seat, jumped out of the vehicle and ran.

Soon after, Det. Sgt. Kevin Greenough pulled over another vehicle and found Garcia in the passenger seat, police said. He allegedly had 17 bags of heroin and $4,500 in cash in the vehicle.

Police charged the driver, Alexis Cartagena, 27, of Arnold St., with heroin possession with intent to distribute. 
Police also charged the driver of the vehicle pulled over near CVS—Myles Connor—with driving an unregistered vehicle and operating with evidence of insurance.

Charles Nelson Reilly June 26, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Two Latinos selling drugs in Woonsocket dosent sound right to me. These cops will have us believing that black teenagers are in street gangs and that they are terrible fathers next.
Eastie June 26, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Should they just be ignored? If they were not arrested you would be complaining that the Police cannot do their job.
woonEeyore June 26, 2014 at 09:26 PM
I'm Confused. This story cannot be true. All of this crime was supposed to stop when the new regime put the street lights back on. Maybe Councilman Manchurian should create a subcommittee about this. That will put an end to it.
Heavy G June 30, 2014 at 06:40 AM
With the property taxes in Woonsocket people should not only have there street lights on but there own personal police officer to protect them.


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