ATF, Lawrence Police Recover Weapons Stolen from NH, Arrest Dangerous Gang Leader

August 18, 2018

ATF Agent on Lawrence Street in Lawrence on May 1st searching for stolen weapons from NH
ATF Agent on Lawrence Street in Lawrence on May 1st searching for stolen weapons from NH – PHOTO: (c) Tom Duggan, Valley Patriot inc.

In November of 2017, Detective O’Keefe of the Lawrence Police Department along with Special Agent Ryan Griffin of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives interviewed a confidential informant regarding an individual that was trafficking firearms to known Gangsta’ Disciples and Kings of Tenney (KOT) members in Lawrence and Methuen, MA. Over the course of 6 months the CI purchased 5 firearms along with 20 grams of heroin. After completing the investigation arrest warrants were issued on Friday, August 18th.

Members of Lawrence Police Gang Unit along with Massachusetts State Police, Essex County Sheriffs, Methuen Police, Haverhill Police and ATF executed arrest warrants on three individuals, yesterday Thursday August 16th .

Additionally, a search warrant was executed at 130 Tenney Street which resulted in a recovery of a Glock .40 firearm along with 3 high capacity magazines, 2 additional magazines, 72 Rounds of Ammunition, 77 OZ of marijuana, 10 grams of fentanyl, 20 grams of class E.

The firearm was reported stolen from Nashua, NH in 2016

Orlando Delacruz  09/03/1991  formerly of  Lawrence  35 Common Street,

  • (1) Trafficking in 1-2 Firearms
  • (1) Carry firearm without license

Dennis Gabin 05/15/1979 —- formerly of Lawrence. MA 405 Riverside Drive

  • (3) Carry without license
  • (1) Posses ammunition without FID
  • Posses large capacity
  • Distribute class B
  • Trafficking in 3-9 firearms

Alexis Chavez  08/15/1987— 130 Tenney Street, Methuen

  • (2) Carry without license
  • Trafficking in 1-2 Firearms
  • Possess ammunition without FID