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Two Men Arrested After Marijuana Found Growing In Downtown Tewksbury

Sep 09, 2014 09:33PM ● By Bill Gilman

Police found 23 marijuana plants growing in the woods behind 1080 Main St., Tewksbury

Two men were arraigned in Lowell District Court Tuesday on charges that they were cultivating marijuana plants in downtown Tewksbury.

Paul Beckett, 53, of 531 Wolfeboro Hwy., Alton, NH and Kevin Martineau, 51, of 14 Gershom Ave, Lowell  were arrested on Monday and charged with unlawful cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy to violate the state drug laws.

According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, detectives conducted an investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation in the woods behind the MacDonald Real Estate building, at1080 Main St. They located 23 large marijuana plants and equipment used in manufacturing the marijuana.  

The investigation led detectives to Martineau and Beckett who were subsequently arrested.  

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to    

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