- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A man arrested after a chase with Massachusetts police has been ordered held on $250,000 bail after prosecutors said he is suspected in a killing in the Dominican Republic.

Thirty-three-year old Wilson Pena pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lowell District Court to charges including drug trafficking and motor-vehicle violations.

The Lowell Sun reports (https://bit.ly/13JvwbP) Pena was arrested Tuesday after fleeing Lowell police, who had been tipped he was involved in a drug deal. He crashed his car into a fence in Lawrence, and police said they then found 103 bags of cocaine and five bags of heroin inside.

Prosecutor Christopher Minue said a fingerprint check showed an immigration detainer on Pena for the Dominican Republic case.

Minue said Pena had prior drug convictions in Massachusetts and has been under surveillance by state and federal drug investigators.


Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, https://www.lowellsun.com

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