BLACKSTONE – Police arrested Blackstone resident Zachary Pitler, age 18, on July 13 and on multiple drug charges following reports of drug activity.

Pitler faces three charges related to possession of Ecstasy, THC, and Alprazolam, and three more on possession with intent to distribute all three, which are Class B, C and E substances.

On July 13, officers responded to a home on Michelle Lane after receiving a call about alleged drug activity there. As part of the investigation, officers conducted a search of the premises.

During the search, officers found and seized approximately 15 grams of powder Ecstasy, 160 Ecstasy pills, approximately 1,000 Xanax pills, approximately 100 THC edibles, 85 THC vape cartridges and approximately 20 grams of THC wax and crystal products. The substances have an estimated street value of more than $10,000.

Pitler was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned on July 14 at Uxbridge District Court and bail was set at $5,000.

This investigation remains ongoing, and Pitler may face additional charges.

“I'd like to thank the citizens who contacted police when they noticed suspicious activity. We always encourage our residents to call the department's main line or anonymous tip line to help us in our efforts to protect the community," Chief Gregory Gilmore said. "Our officers on scene did an excellent job taking the information they had, developing it into a solid case and arresting the suspect without incident. Our department continues to work very hard to uphold the laws of the Commonwealth during these trying times, and to get this amount of harmful substances off the street is a tremendous result."

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