SHREWSBURY – On Thursday, March 30, Shrewsbury Police Officer Alex Desimone was called to investigate a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle with New Hampshire plates at 15 Lakewood Drive.
Upon arrival, Officer Desimone confirmed the presence of an unconscious man, later identified as Jonathan Norman Herbert, 28, of Worcester, and formerly of Leominster. With the help of other officers, Desimone managed to wake Herbert by banging on the vehicle window.
The officer’s Statement of Facts for the incident details Herbert’s pin-point pupils, swollen, bleeding hands, and the presence of multiple needles scattered throughout the vehicle – all consistent signs of drug use.
Upon exiting the vehicle at the officers’ request, Herbert revealed he had two scales with white residue in his pockets. He also admitted to having a bag of heroin in a fanny pack within the vehicle. After handcuffing Herbert, officers inventoried his vehicle. They found a syringe full of heroin in the center console, and in the fanny pack, police located two baggies, one containing heroin, the other cocaine, and an unlicensed pink taser.
Herbert was found to have three outstanding arrest warrants (two from Leominster and one from Gardner), and was charged with two counts of possession of Class A substance (heroin and a loaded needle), possession of a Class B substance (cocaine), and carrying a firearm without a license (taser). His bail was set at $500, and he was held without bail in pretrial detention “based on dangerousness.” Herbert had a pretrial hearing on March 31 and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 27.
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