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Tewksbury Police Win Another Battle In War On Heroin Trafficking

Dec 12, 2014 05:49PM ● By Bill Gilman

Jonathan Diaz

The Tewksbury Police Department has scored another victory in its ongoing battle  against drug dealers using Tewksbury as a convenient location off the highway to do business.

Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan announced the arrests of two people for allegedly trafficking heroin on Route 133 (Andover Street) near the junction of Route 495.

According to a press release, Jonathan Diaz, 32, of 78 Perry St., Lowell and Stephanie Darezzo, 24, of 309 Pawtucket Blvd #27, Lowell were arrested on Thursday, Dec. 11 and charged with trafficking heroin over 36 grams and distribution of heroin. 

According to Sheehan, detectives "observed the suspects conducting a transaction in the area of Route 133 and 495.  Detectives located 41 grams of heroin."

That same area was the location of two other heroin trafficking arrests within the past few weeks.  Tewksbury Police have made a strong effort over the past few years to target the areas around Woburn Street, Andover Street and the parking lots at Home Depot and Walmart, all popular with drug dealers wanting to hop off the highway, make a quick transaction and hop back on the highway.

Darezzo and Diaz were arraigned Friday in Lowell District Court.

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 please call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to  .

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