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Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

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On Thursday August 10th two individuals were taken into custody following a traffic accident on route 114 in Lawrence.

At approximately 2:40 PM Lawrence Police responded to a traffic accident on Route 114 in the vicinity of interstate route 495. 

114 GunAs a result of the on scene investigation of Officers Robert Brunner, Robert Lakin and Sgt. Ariel Montas of Lawrence Police Department and with the assistance of K9 Officer Christopher Rider of the Tyngsborough MA Police Department, a very large quantity of marijuana (weight to be determine by Mass State Police Crime Lab), other drug related paraphernalia, cash, a firearm and a taser was seized.   

114 cashBoth of the individuals listed below were taken into custody without incident and will be arraigned today in Lawrence District Court.

Tommy Emil Marte age 23 from Methuen

Charges:

  • MARIJUANA, TRAFFICKING
  • POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITHOUT AN FID CARD
  • CARRYING A LOADED FIREARM
  • IMPROPER STORAGE FIREARM
  • UNLAWFUL POSSESSION AMMUNITION WITHOUT AN FID CARD
  • ELECTRIC STUN GUN, SALE OR /POSSESSION

Jayson Miguel Desoto age 19 from Lawrence (driver)

Charges:

  • MARIJUANA, TRAFFICKING
  • POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITHOUT AN FID CARD
  • CARRYING A LOADED FIREARM
  • IMPROPER STORAGE FIREARM
  • UNLAWFUL POSSESSION AMMUNITION WITHOUT AN FID CARD
  • ELECTRIC STUN GUN, SALE OR /POSSESSION

 

 

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author, host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on WCAP in Lowell, 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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7 Responses to Traffic Accident in Lawrence Leads to Major Pot Bust

  1. Warren Leathers Reply

    August 11, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Good job boys … get that dangerous gateway drug off of the streets. Meanwhile people are dropping dead from heroin and opioids..

    • John Hamilton Reply

      August 11, 2017 at 10:33 AM

      The only gateway drugs out here are the pharmaceutical kind… they are all synthetic versions of heroin and cocaine…that is why we even have an epidemic in the first place.. the only reason why it’s giving that title of being “The Gateway Drug” is because the pharmaceutical companies paid for it to be called that… to distract us from the real culprits … They like the money they make keeping you coming back to treat your ailments instead of curing it and being done with it… in other words hide your symptoms and give you new ones ….it’s a trap…. do your own research instead of letting others do it for you

      • Ronald Reply

        August 11, 2017 at 10:40 AM

        I think that was sarcasm there champ.

        • Steve Reply

          August 12, 2017 at 10:10 AM

          i think so too.. lol.

          i understand all of the charges except the marijuana, was the amount? or that they were not going through official channels?

          i guess i don’t fully understand the legality of marijuana right now.

        • Steve Reply

          August 12, 2017 at 10:15 AM

          Also, coming from CA – i never heard of an arrest for marijuana but there is also dispensaries all over the place so I guess there is no need for marijuana trafficking

    • Steven Reply

      August 20, 2017 at 8:57 AM

      It was a gateway drug when it was ilegal but I can bet they tried cigarettes or alcohol first ( Legal drugs ) We need weed legal stores to kill the black market and the criminal element associated the black market

  2. Brad M Reply

    August 14, 2017 at 6:33 AM

    Its legal to use or giveaway but you can’t sell it

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