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Sterling Man Arrested in Leominster for Fentanyl Trafficking

August 22, 2018

LEOMINSTER -- A Sterling man was arrested for fentanyl trafficking Tuesday evening after a traffic stop, according to police.

Christopher G. Olds, 33, of Sterling was arrested for trafficking in more than 10 grams of Fentanyl at about 8:45 p.m. near the corner of North Main and Priest streets following an investigation by the North Worcester County Drug Task Force, police said.

According to police Sgt. Thomas Wade, Olds, who was being monitored by investigators, was seen taking part in a drug transaction in the area of North Main Street Tuesday evening.

“They had been monitoring a drop spot,” said Wade. “It looks like they were doing a hand to hand (transaction) in a car.”

The vehicle that Olds and Christopher Daignealut, 28, of Leominster, were sitting in was later stopped by officers a short distance away. Though unable to provide a specific amount, Wade said that over 10 grams of fentanyl were found in Olds’ possession. Olds also possessed an undisclosed amount of pills he did not have a prescription for, said Wade.

In addition to fentanyl trafficking, Olds was also charged with possession of a Class A drug, possession of a Class B drug and for the three separate outstanding warrants for his arrest, said Wade.

Daigneault was charged with possession of a Class A drug to the presence of fentanyl in the car he was traveling in, he said.

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