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Overdose Death Leads To Arrests Of Three For Heroin Trafficking

Feb 18, 2016 12:38PM ● By Bill Gilman

Drugs and money seized by Tewksbury Police during the arrests of three suspected drug traffickers on Wednesday.

Julio Nieves-Padilla,

 Three men are facing felony drug charges, following their arrest Wednesday on drug trafficking charges by Tewksbury Police Detectives.

Junior Rodriguez, 34, of 65 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn, NY, Julio Nieves-Padilla, 31, of 289 Hancock St., Apt., #3R, Boston and Rhoderick Adino, 23, of 9B Camela St., Lawrence were arrested and charged with trafficking heroin over 18 grams, distribution of heroin, distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy.   

Rhoderick Adino


According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the suspects are connected to a recent drug overdose death in town. 

 According to Sheehan, the arrests resulted from information obtained during the investigation into the overdose death. Tewksbury detectives were able to identify a phone number associated with the sale of the drugs that they believe are connected to the death. 

"Undercover Police Detectives began an interaction with the suspects and arrangements were made for the suspects to deliver $880 worth of heroin and cocaine to the Lodge at Ames Hill apartment complex," said Sheehan, in a statement. "When the suspects arrived, they met with an

Junior Rodriguez

  undercover Police Detective and sold 23 grams of heroin and 3 grams of cocaine.  All three individuals were arrested after the sale.  An additional 2.3 grams of cocaine was recovered."

Tewksbury Police received assistance in the investigation from Andover Police, Billerica Police, and the Massachusetts State Police.  

All three suspects were arraigned Thursday morning at Lowell District Court.

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

Al Fresca Ristorante



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