Two Arrested, Six Pounds Of Marijuana Confiscated Outside Motel
Traffic stop leads to drugs arrests.
Two people, including an Oakland, Calif. man, were arrested on Wednesday after allegedly conducting a drug deal involving six pounds of marijuana at a local motel.
Chandy Yern, 33, 36 Grove St., Lowell, is charged with Possession with the intent to distribute a Class D substance (marijuana), Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License and Failure to Signal. Rith Hov, 40, 1332 E 26th Street Oakland, Calif., is charged with Distributing a Class D substance (marijuana) and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.
According to information provided by the Tewksbury Police Department, the incident began on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at around 11 p.m., when an officer saw a vehicle leave the parking lot of the Motel Caswell on Main Street without signaling properly. The driver was identified as Yern.
"After a brief investigation Tewksbury officers found two large sealed freezer bags full of a green leafy substance which officers believe to be marijuana," wrote Police Chief Timothy Sheehan in a press release.
Further search of the vehicle found four more freezer bags filled with marijuana in a black duffle bag. No additional dugs were found during the search.
The drugs, totaling about six pounds of marijuana, were seized and Yan was placed under arrest.
Officers then learned from Yern that she had just bought the drugs from a man staying at the Motel Caswell. Based on that information, officers obtained a search warrant for the room Yern said the drug deal took place in. Officers executed the warrant, found additional evidence and placed the occupant of the room, Rith Hov, under arrrest.
According to Sheehan, the case remains under investigation.