GRAFTON, Mass. — A New Jersey man was charged with distributing heroin after an investigation by Grafton Police and the Blackstone Valley Drug Task Force, police said.
Alexander Santana-Guzman, 33, of Paterson, was arrested Friday on charges of distributing a Class A substance (heroin), conspiracy to violate the drug law, furnishing a false name/Social Security number to an arresting officer and possession/use of stolen RMV documents.
The investigation came after citizen complaints of behavior "consistent with that of a drug activity," according to records filed in Westborough District Court.
During the investigation, officers on surveillance watched a man known to them as a heroin user enter a vehicle and drive a short distance down the road before leaving and returning home, records said. Officers spoke to the man and recovered two baggies containing a substance that tested positive for heroin, records said. The alleged buyers agreed to purchase heroin from the driver of the car, police said.
The vehicle was stopped in Sutton by Sutton police, and money was recovered from the operator, who presented a New Jersey license for Jose Pena-Maldonado, court records said. The man was arrested on the drug charges.
After discrepancies during booking, U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement was contacted. The man was identified as Alexander Santana-Guzman and charges of providing a false name and documents were added.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety Monday in Westborough District Court.