Donald C. Cudmore, Chief of Police
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Georgetown Police Arrest Two After Investigation into Alleged Drug Dealing
Child, 3, Referred to DCF Custody
GEORGETOWN — Chief Donald Cudmore reports that the Georgetown Police Department arrested two people after a drug investigation into allegations of drug activity and distribution.
As a result of a diligent investigation conducted by Georgetown Police Detectives, HOLLY E. WEIR, AGE 20, and SALVADOR ALI CASANOVA, AGE 24, BOTH OF GEORGETOWN were arrested after police conducted a search warrant at the West Main Street home they shared.
CASANOVA was charged with Possession of Class A Drugs with Intent to Distribute (Heroin) and Possession of Class E Drugs with Intent to Distribute (Prescription Opioids). WEIR was charged with Being Knowingly Present where Heroin is Kept.
Out of an abundance of caution, with reason to believe that the suspects could be dangerous and that the situation could present a danger to any children in the home, the decision was made by Chief Cudmore to request the assistance of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement SWAT team. Officers from Topsfield, Middleton, and Rowley also responded to assist.
The search warrant was served at 8:55 a.m. on Friday without incident. No one was injured. A 3-year-old child was found inside and was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.
Detectives found a large quantity of heroin, prescription narcotics, and other drugs that are awaiting positive identification.
“Today’s arrests cap a thorough investigation by the Georgetown Police Department with the help of our neighbors and partners in law enforcement,” Chief Cudmore said. “The search and subsequent arrests were conducted in a deliberate and professional manner by well-trained officers.”
The suspects were held at the Georgetown Police Department without bail pending their arraignment in Haverhill District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.