Paul A. Nikas, Chief of Police
15 Elm St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 10, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Ipswich Police Arrest Man for Drug Trafficking
IPSWICH — Chief Paul Nikas reports that the Ipswich Police Department arrested a man for drug trafficking and possession yesterday.
MICHAEL JOSEPH MEEHAN, AGE 20, OF LOWELL is charged with:
- Trafficking Heroin
- Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine)
- Possession of a Class C Substance (Clonazepam)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance
On Thursday, March 9 at approximately 10:20 p.m., Ipswich Police were dispatched to 1 Agawam Village for a report of two people trying to drag a third person into a car.
Upon arrival, police were met by a woman, who stated that she was driving by and saw a man on the ground. It appeared that the man had overdosed, and he was transported to a local hospital via ambulance.
The woman told police that she was in the area visiting a friend, identified as MEEHAN, who was at an apartment in Southern Manor, which is part of Agawam Village.
MEEHAN, who is known to police, was served a no trespassing order by the Ipswich Housing Authority in October 2015, which forbids him from being on any land owned by the Ipswich Housing Authority, including Southern Manor.
After an initial investigation, police located MEEHAN inside an apartment at Southern Manor. MEEHAN was placed under arrest for trespassing and was transported to the Ipswich Police Station for booking.
During the booking process, police conducted an inventory of MEEHAN’S personal property and located drugs, including more than 18 grams of heroin, as well as drug paraphernalia.
“This is another great example of Ipswich Police officers utilizing their training and experience to recognize that something wasn’t right,” Chief Nikas said. “I am proud of the responding officers for executing the proper follow up in this situation, which ultimately led to a major drug arrest.”
MEEHAN is scheduled to appear in Newburyport District Court on March 16 for a dangerousness hearing.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.