Andover Man Allegedly Used Tewksbury Home To Stash Drugs, Money, Gun
Jul 18, 2014 09:57AM
By Bill Gilman
An Andover man is being held on a quarter-million dollars cash bail after he was arrested for alleging using a Tewksbury home to stash large amounts of drugs cash and a gun related to a narcotics operation.
41-year-old Erik Owen is charged with trafficking in heroin, carrying a firearm without a license, using a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of ammunition without a firearms-identification card.
The home Olsen was allegedly using as a “stash house” is at 94 Longmeadow Drive. Town records indicate the house and the 65-acre parcel of land it sits on are owned by Joseph A. English.
Town records indicate English and Owens live next door to each other in Andover.
According to records from Lowell District Court, the case against Owen began building back in February, when Owen's name came up in an Andover narcotics investigation. A search of the home at 94 Longmeadow turned up 550 grams of heroin, a handgun and ammunition, and a cellphone showing Owen with large stacks of money. Investigators also believe Owen had tipped off his mother to hide the money for him.
Owen was arraigned in Lowell District Court. The judge cited Owen's lengthy criminal history, as contributing to the decision to set a high bail. Owen is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 11.