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Police Surveillance Leads to Cocaine, Heroin Arrests

A pair of Lawrence residents were arrested on Thursday by Tewksbury Police.

Oscar Rodriguez, 27, of Lawrence. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
Oscar Rodriguez, 27, of Lawrence. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
Tewksbury Police arrested two Lawrence men on Thursday night on drug charges thanks to surveillance efforts by officers on Main Street.

Just before 8 p.m., detectives were conducting surveillance near the Dover House located at 970 Main Street.

Officers witnessed an alleged drug deal between two men, who were each arrested following the incident.

Police charged Oscar Rodriguez, 27, of 201 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, and Angel Rosario, 25, of 201 Exchange Street, Apt. 1, Lawrence.

Each man was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, distribution of heroin, and conspiracy.

The pair was scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Friday.
Mary March 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM
LLH, you are correct in saying this is such a great location to the highways. They do their selling and get right back on the highway. I have been saying for years that our motels are another attraction to less then desirous clientele. These motels are far from being upscale, and they bring in the less fortunate because of their reasonable overnight rates. If you look at Wilmington, who does not have any motels that I can recollect, they aren't having the same problems that we are experiencing here in Tewksbury.
bk March 22, 2014 at 07:48 PM
If we are such a convenient location, I wonder how come businesses are not that eager to move in. Any ways, thanks to TPD in taking them off streets
Shaun March 24, 2014 at 10:24 AM
With one of the motels being on the market, if it winds up selling, there is no way anyone is going to keep it as it's current use. That would help.
Donna Marie Robitaille March 25, 2014 at 07:03 AM
The TPD is doing all they can. Hopefully, town officials will drag in the places of business to scrutinize their daily operations. Ultimately, we could shut them down based on the continued terrible record of incidents. At the least they should be put on notice of such future action. All the commotion over the unfairness of Casewell from the Town of Tewksbury is a good example of how not to treat a business. The police have always been doing their job. It is up to town officials to act accordingly for the best interests of this community. Insist on better or tell them goodbye. These properties are very valuable. Money talks all else walks. Hit them in the pocketbook with huge fines and the threat of pulling their permits. We will then see changes or the sale of property. I got a question? Does anyone know if the Motel 6 has been disciplined with on going involvement from the town or is it placed only in the police department's hands.

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