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Tewksbury Police Break Up Drug Transaction, Arrest Two

Jan 25, 2015 06:51PM ● By Bill Gilman

Justin Stillson

At some point you might think the drug traffickers in New Hampshire might get word that Tewksbury is not the Massachusetts town you want to be hopping off the highway to do business in.

But if there was ever such a memo passed around among the Granite State criminal element, these two guys missed it.

On Friday, Tewksbury Police interrupted an alleged drug transaction going on in a vehicle parked on Route 133 near the junction of Route 495. 

According to a press release issued by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, "Detectives observed Stilson and McPherson acting suspiciously inside of a motor vehicle on Route 133 near Interstate 495.  When Detectives approached the suspects, they observed narcotics inside the vehicle.  Both suspects were placed into custody without further incident. "

Police charged Justin Stilson, 31, of 99 Grant Rd., Newmarket NH with possession with the intent to distribute heroin and a Class E substance (gabapentin). Seth McPherson, 29, of 32 Atlantic Dr., Rindge NH was charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of crack cocaine and possession of a Class B substance (suboxone). 

Both suspects are due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on on Monday, Jan. 26.

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



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