SHREWSBURY – On Thursday, March 30, Officer Alex Desimone of the Shrewsbury Police Department was dispatched to 15 Lakewood Drive following a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle with New Hampshire plates.
When Officer Desimone arrived on scene, he said he saw a man – later identified as Jonathan Hebert, 28, of 48 Hamilton Street, Worcester, unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle. Hebert has a prior residential address of 15 Jerome Place in Leominster.
According to Officer Desimone’s Statement of Facts, after banging on the car window for “a short period of time,” Hebert “finally woke up.”
“I immediately noticed Jonathan had pinpoint pupils, and his hands were bleeding and swollen, which is consistent with drug use,” wrote Officer Desimone in his Statement of Facts. He added that multiple needles were scattered throughout the vehicle.
Hebert then exited the vehicle at Officer Desimone’s request.
“Mr. Hebert had two scales in his pocket with white residue on them,” wrote Officer Desimone in his Statement of Facts. “I then asked him if there were any drugs in the motor vehicle to which he stated there was a bag of heroin in a fanny pack.”
After this, Officer Desimone handcuffed Hebert. During an inventory of the car, Hebert did, in fact, find a fanny pack inside of which was a small knotted plastic baggie with a substance later determined to be heroin. In addition to the heroin, the fanny pack contained a small knotted-off glassine baggie full of cocaine and a pink taser.
In the center console of the vehicle, Officer Desimone found a syringe loaded with heroin.
Hebert was arrested and charged with Possession of a Class A Substance (Heroin), Possession of a Class A Substance (Loaded Needle), Possession of a Class B Substance (Cocaine), Carry[ing] a Firearm without a License (taser).
Hebert also had three warrants out for his arrest: out of Leominster District Court he had a warrant for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and another warrant for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and OUI-Drugs. In Gardner, he had a warrant for Larceny under $1,200.
Hebert’s bail was set at $500.
He was arraigned in Westborough District Court on March 30, where the plead not guilty. On the day of his arraignment, the Commonwealth filed two motions, one to revoke bail and another for pretrial detention based on dangerousness.
Hebert had a pretrial hearing the following day on March 31. An additional pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 27.
There was no mention of whether Hebert will be required to seek treatment for substance abuse.
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