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Hudson police arrest Natick man for cocaine trafficking

Hudson Police seized $2,300 in cash, fentanyl and cocaine during a vehicle stop on Wednesday, May 29. (Photo/courtesy of Hudson Police)

HUDSON – A Natick man was arrested by Hudson police after officers reportedly found cocaine in the man’s vehicle.

According to the department, on Wednesday, May 29, at around 4:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the vicinity of Pope Street to look for a vehicle that was driving erratically.

Officers Cam O'Toole and Jason Hatstat responded and saw the vehicle driving onto Main Street. They reportedly observed violations and stopped the vehicle.

During the traffic stop, officers said they saw drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and asked the driver – Oliver Aylward, 28, of Natick – to step out of the vehicle. They continued to search Aylward and his vehicle and officers discovered drug paraphernalia, a scale, $2,300 in cash, more than two grams of fentanyl and 24 grams of cocaine.

Officers James Downing and Brennan Grimley assisted in the investigation.

Aylward was arrested and taken to police headquarters where he was registered, fingerprinted and photographed.

Aylward was charged in Marlborough District Court with trafficking cocaine, possession of a Class A substance and Motor Vehicle Act offences.

“I am proud of the work our officers do every day to keep our community safe,” said Police Chief Richard DiPersio.