Chief Patrick Keefe
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Andover Police Arrest Man on Drugs and Weapons Charges
ANDOVER — Chief Patrick Keefe reports that the Andover Police Department arrested a man yesterday on drugs and weapons charges.
RADHAMES ANTONIO DIAZ-JIMENEZ, AGE 25, OF ANDOVER was arrested and charged with:
- Trafficking Fentanyl
- Possession of a Firearm Without a License
- Identity Theft
- Distribution of a Class A Substance (fentanyl)
On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Andover Police Department Substance Abuse Unit and Detective Unit executed a search warrant at an apartment at 800 Bullfinch Drive. The search was conducted as part of an extensive ongoing investigation by Andover Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration Cross Border initiative.
As a result of the search, Andover Police seized approximately 150 grams of suspected fentanyl, items commonly associated with manufacturing, packaging and distributing fentanyl, a semi-automatic handgun and $7,791 in cash.
“This was a significant arrest and seizure that results in the removal of a significant amount of a deadly opioid from potentially reaching members of our community or surrounding communities,” Chief Keefe said. “I’m proud of the cooperative effort that went into this successful investigation.”
DIAZ-JIMENEZ was held on $100,000 bail pending his arraignment in Lawrence District Court, which was scheduled for earlier today.