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Detectives Break Up Drug Deal At Convenience Store, Make Two Arrests

Jul 23, 2015 11:24AM ● Published by Bill Gilman

Shawn Doyle

Gallery: Drug arrest at Tedeschi's parking lot. [2 Images] Click any image to expand.

Two Tewksbury men are facing drug charges after detectives broke up an alleged drug deal at a local convenience store.

Tewksbury Police arrested Shawn Doyle, 48, of 1323 South St, Tewksbury for distribution of oxycodone and possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone.  Also arrested was James Butler, 36, of 1323 South St, Tewksbury for possession of oxycodone (without having a prescription), third or subsequent offense.  

According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the incident took place Tuesday, July 21. Doyle and Butler were observed by detectives acting suspiciously at Tedeschi’s Food Shop 2280 Main St.  A subsequent stop of their motor vehicle resulted in the arrest and recovery of narcotics. 

Doyle and Butler were both arraigned in Lowell District Court on Wednesday.

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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