Chief Patrick Keefe
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Andover Police Arrest Two, Seize $15,000 Worth of Heroin
JOSE MORALES, AGE 27, OF LAWRENCE is charged with Trafficking in Class A Substance (Heroin) Over 200 Grams.
CHRISTINE SOUKARAS, AGE 30, OF NASHUA, N.H. is charged with Possession of Class A Substance (Heroin).
At approximately 11:30 a.m., detectives conducting surveillance witnessed MORALES conduct a drug transaction with SOUKARAS in the area of Campanelli Road.
Upon approaching MORALES‘ vehicle, a 2010 Mercedes SUV, detectives viewed bags of heroin in their possession. A further search of the vehicle uncovered more heroin inside. In total, detectives seized approximately 350 grams of heroin from the vehicle, with a street value totaling $15,000. Detectives also seized MORALES‘ vehicle and a small amount of cash.
As a result, both MORALES and SOUKARAS were arrested and charged.
MORALES is being held on $50,000 bail pending his arraignment in Lawrence District Court at a later date.
No booking photos will be available.