Providence man arrested on drug charges in Ashby, Mass.

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ASHBY, Mass.(WPRI) – A Providence man who police said led them on a brief chase was arrested in Ashby, Massachusetts Saturday afternoon.

Police said officers pulled 23-year-old Dislyn Roa-De LaRosa for speeding. They said as the officer approached the black SUV the suspect took off and led police on a short pursuit.

He stopped soon after and was placed under arrest. Police said officers searched the rented SUV he was driving and seized nearly 1,800 dollars in cash. In a culvert up the road from the scene, officers said they found several bags containing more than 200 grams of cocaine. They believe Roa-De La Rosa threw the drugs out the vehicle window during the pursuit.

Roa-De La Rosa facing multiple charges, including trafficking a Class B Substance (Cocaine), failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and speeding.

He was ordered held on $15,040 cash bail pending arraignment Monday in Ayer District Court.