Chief James X. Fitzpatrick
90 Lowell St
Lawrence, MA 01840
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Lawrence Police Seize 212 Grams of Heroin and Fentanyl, Seek Suspect on Multiple Charges
LAWRENCE — Chief James Fitzpatrick reports that the Lawrence Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old Lawrence man after his 11-year-old child found a large quantity of heroin and fentanyl in their home.
Police responded Wednesday to a home on Ferry Street after the suspect’s son reported that he had found drugs in his father’s belongings and had that he had seen him conducting a drug deal earlier.
An initial investigation, which included a search of luggage belonging to the suspect, yielded 212 grams of heroin and fentanyl packed in multiple plastic bags, as well as several empty bags that typically are used for packaging drugs for sale.
The estimated street value of the drugs seized is approximately $8,500.
“I commend this young man for being brave enough to come forward and report that these dangerous substances were in his home,” Chief Fitzpatrick said. “It is frightening to consider that the drugs the boy found are strong enough to cause serious harm to full grown adults, merely by being in their presence, and to consider what could have happened had he not immediately called for help from law enforcement.”