PD: Man rammed police cruiser while trying to flee storage unit drug raid

PD: Man rammed police cruiser while trying to flee storage unit drug raid

STOUGHTON, Mass. — A man who police say rammed a cruiser after discovering his storage unit had been emptied in a drug raid and tried to flee is set to be arraigned.

Stoughton police detectives executed a search warrant Wednesday after a tip about drug activity at Extra Space Storage on Washington Street and found about 69 grams of Fentanyl and packaging material used for narcotics sales, according to a news release from the Stoughton Police Department.

That bust led police them to another storage unit in the same facility where a K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics, police said, and yielded a little under 3 kilos of Fentanyl.

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Police returned the next day to surveil the second unit, and a vehicle with Tennessee license plates pulled up driven by 23-year-old Carlos Concepcion, of Newark, New Jersey. Concepcion opened the door to the unit and realized it had been emptied by police along with a copy of the search warrant, according to police.

A detective inside the unit let Concepcion know he was there, at which point, Concepcion headed back out to his vehicle and police moved in with their lights and sirens on, the release said.

Concepcion initially stopped his car but allegedly "rammed the cruiser with his own vehicle in an attempt to evade arrest," police said.

Concepcion was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a motor vehicle), malicious damage over $250, conspiracy to violate drug laws, trafficking in fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, and possession with intent to distribute a class substance.

Police said three bags of fentanyl, similar to the drugs found in the storage units, were found in his pocket.

Concepcion is being held on $500,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Stoughton District Court.