Local police, federal agency surveilled Gonzalez

📸 Southbridge Police Department photo

SOUTHBRIDGE — A 26-year-old local man was arrested this week with two kilograms of cocaine and a firearm allegedly in his possession, according to police.

The Southbridge Police Department arrested Benjamin Gonzalez as the results of surveillance conducted by both local officers and members of the United States Postal Inspection Service, according to a press release issued on Thursday evening.

According to police, the arrest occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, February 10, with Gonzalez allegedly being found in possession of two kilograms of cocaine and a firearm. Police reported the cocaine has a street value greater than $70,000.

Gonzalez, a Village Drive resident, was charged with trafficking cocaine over 200 grams and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was booked and processed at the police station in Southbridge, and held on $10,040 bail. Gonzalez was arraigned in Dudley District Court on Tuesday, February 11.

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