1,100 pounds of marijuana found in Worcester apartment

Some of the marijuana discovered at the Worcester apartment of Carlos Martinez.
Massachusetts State Police
Some of the marijuana discovered at the Worcester apartment of Carlos Martinez.

A Worcester man is facing drug charges after State Police allegedly discovered over 1,000 pounds of marijuana stashed in his apartment, valued at about $1 million, officials said.

The man, who has operated under multiple alias names and has not yet been identified, is to be arraigned today in Worcester District Court on drug and motor vehicle charges, State Police said today in a statement.

The suspect, who told police his name was Carlos Martinez, was originally sought by police for driving a vehicle registered under a false name. Further investigation revealed he had obtained two separate driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers by providing false information the Registry of Motor Vehicles.


Martinez was arrested on motor vehicle charges Thursday when police saw him driving his car in Worcester.

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Troopers later executed a search warrant at his apartment on Massasoit Road, where they allegedly discovered about 1,100 pounds of marijuana. The street value of the drugs is estimated at approximately $1 million, State Police said.

The suspect’s fingerprints revealed he had previously used the name “Saul Marquez.” Neither name is his true identity, officials said.

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