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Worcester Superior Court

Judge James R. Lemire

James Cossette, 53, of 1 East Main St., Milford, was charged with trafficking in heroin, morphine, or opium, possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense), and possession of a class E substance. The charges were nol prossed. A nol pros, or nolle prosequi, is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor's decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought.

Hakim Matthews, 28, of 37 Bowdoin St., Worcester, was sentenced to 18 months in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The charge was amended from distribution of cocaine. Charges of delivering an article to a prisoner and delivering drugs to a prisoner were dismissed.

Melissa Rico, 33, of 128 Daniel St., Fitchburg, was placed on probation for 5 years after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The charge was amended from trafficking in cocaine. As conditions of probation, she was ordered to remain drug-free, to undergo a substance abuse evaluation with treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, to submit to random drug tests, and to pay $150 drug assessment fee, $90 victim witness fee, $65 monthly probation fee.

Michael R. McIntyre Jr., 35, of 6 Nancy Drive, Putnam, was sentenced to 3 to 4 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to unarmed robbery. The charge was amended from armed robbery (gun). He was placed on two concurrent terms of 2 years probation, to begin upon his release, after pleading guilty to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (gun). As conditions of probation, he was ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free, to undergo a substance abuse evaluation with treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, to submit to random drug tests, to stay away and have no contact with the victim, and to pay $90 victim witness fee, $65 monthly probation fee.

Ryan P. McEachern, 30, of 188 Whalom Road, Lunenburg, was placed on probation for 5 years after pleading guilty to armed robbery. The charge was amended from armed robbery while masked. As conditions of probation, he was ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free, to undergo a substance abuse evaluation with treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, to submit to random drug tests, to stay away and have no contact with the witness, and to pay $90 victim witness fee, $65 monthly probation fee.

Worcester Central District Court

Jury Session

Judge Michael G. Allard-Madaus

Ruben Lugo Jr., 59, of 82 Providence St., Worcester, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or .08 percent (fourth offense), amended from driving under the influence of alcohol or .08 percent (third offense), and driving with a suspended license, found not guilty; speeding, found responsible, fined $500; marked lanes violation, found responsible, fined $100; failing to wear a seat belt, found responsible, fined $25; and driving negligently, found not responsible.

Criminal and Traffic Sessions

Judge Janet J. McGuiggan

Thomas Moore, 30, of 45 Hollywood St., Worcester, charged with three counts of...

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