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Lawrence Man Arraigned On Heroin, Cocaine, And Gun Charges

Aug 06, 2015 10:59AM ● By Kieran Gilman
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Luis Lopez, 25, of Lawrence, was arraigned in Lowell District Court today on charges of trafficking over 36 grams of heroin, trafficking over 200 grams of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, trafficking over 100 grams of heroin, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of ammunition without a license, and being a fugitive from justice.
Judge Thomas Brennan ordered Lopez to remain in custody and scheduled the next court hearing in Lopez’s case for Wednesday, September 2. 

“It is important to stop the flow of illegal drugs in the community,” said District Attorney Marian Ryan. “I commend the joint effort by the Lowell Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Andover Police Department in taking this individual off the streets.”  

At approximately 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, the Lowell Police Department’s Special Investigations Section, the DEA Cross Borders Initiative Task Force, and the Andover Police Department stopped Lopez at the intersection of School Street and Broadway in Lowell. Police immediately arrested Lopez on an outstanding warrant from New Hampshire. Upon searching Lopez’s vehicle, officers found a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, 70 grams of cocaine, 60 grams of what authorities suspected to be heroin, a scale, oxycodone pills, marijuana, and cash.

Authorities then conducted a search of a home that Lopez had allegedly previously been staying at in Lowell. There they found prescription pills, 500 grams of cocaine, and 120 grams of heroin.   
Law enforcement officials then went to a separate address in Lowell that the defendant reportedly resided at, and where Lopez was observed leaving from earlier in the day. There officers found additional Oxycodone pills.  

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Stefanie Stanbro.
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