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Lawrence Mother, Son Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine

Arrests Result of Joint Federal, State and Local Investigation

state policeLAWRENCE – A mother and son from Lawrence have been arrested and arraigned in connection with trafficking heroin and cocaine, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Lillian Colon, age 45, and Shawn Moreno, age 21, were arrested on Monday as a result of an ongoing joint investigation by the State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team, the Woburn Police Department, and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Colon and Moreno were arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Lawrence District Court on the charges of Trafficking more than 200 grams of Heroin (2 counts each), Trafficking more than 36 Grams of Cocaine (one count each), and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws (one count each). They both pleaded not guilty to the charges and were held on $15,000 cash bail each. Colon and Moreno are due back in Lawrence District Court on April 4 for a status hearing.

The AG’s Office became involved after the Woburn Police Department did an initial investigation into suspected drug trafficking and referred the matter to the Office.

Authorities seized 810 grams of suspected heroin and/or fentanyl, 36 grams of crack cocaine, more than $1,500 in cash, drug packaging materials and digital scales both during the arrest and from the execution of a search warrant at a Lawrence residence.

This investigation is ongoing. These charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Megan McLaughlin of AG Healey’s Enterprise, Major and Cyber Crime Division, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team, the Woburn Police Department, and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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3 Responses to Lawrence Mother, Son Arrested for Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine

  1. Pat Lynch Reply

    March 21, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Tom did you notice anything missing from the eagle rag today? Another school shooting. This time an ARMED Deputy shot instead of running. No mention at all

  2. Peach6972 Reply

    March 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Great job

  3. Trisha Reply

    March 24, 2018 at 11:05 PM

    Great job! I know at least one of the detectives who works in this division and he is one of the best guys I am lucky enough to be friends with. These guys truly are doing everything they can to stop this crap and I have so much respect for each of them. They work crazy hours and are in crazy danger and do it because it’s what they want to be doing. Making the world a better and safer place for our children!!!!

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