TEWKSBURY – Police Chief Ryan Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department arrested and charged a man with trafficking fentanyl as a result of an investigation at a local motel.
BERNABE GONZALEZ, AGE 48, OF LOWELL, was arrested and charged with:
- Trafficking Fentanyl
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine (Subsequent Offense)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine (Subsequent Offense)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Suboxone (Subsequent Offense)
- Possession of a Class E Substance (Three Counts)
- Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device
- Possession of Ammunition without an FID
On Thursday, Dec. 16, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Tewksbury Police detectives, working in collaboration with the U.S. Marshals Service went to Motel 6, 95 Main St., in search of an individual wanted on a federal warrant.
Upon being allowed into the room, officers were unable to locate the individual being sought, but saw numerous drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view, and determined that several occupants of the room, including GONZALEZ, were wanted on warrants from local courts.
Detectives secured the room and obtained a search warrant for both the room and a truck outside. Execution of the search warrant led to the seizure of approximately 77 grams of fentanyl, 3.6 grams of cocaine, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine, 53 suboxone packets, and over a dozen tablets of three different prescription medications, as well as a 15-round magazine, 64 rounds of 9mm handgun ammunition, and $1,546 in cash.
GONZALEZ was charged with trafficking fentanyl and other drug offenses, while the other individuals in the room were arrested on warrants.
All three defendants were arraigned Friday in Lowell District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.