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Brief Car Chase Leads To Cocaine Bust

Apr 23, 2016 04:13PM ● By Bill Gilman

It doesn't seem to matter what section of Tewksbury drug dealers try to do business in, the TPD is on the scene to shut them down.

On Thursday, police charged two men with trafficking cocaine.

Edwin Maldonado-Santos, 40, of 15 Garfield St., Lawrence and Edward Cordero-Pinales, 27, of 83 Kenmore Road Apt. 2, Methuen for distribution of a Class B substance (cocaine) and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Additionally, Cordero Pinales was charged with possession of a Class B substance (cocaine).  Maldonado-Santos was also charged with failure to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, furnishing a false name to police and he also had a warrant out of Concord District Court for possession of a Class B substance and furnishing a false name to police.  

According to Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, TPD Detectives witnessed a drug transaction taking place on Delehanty Drive near Whipple Road. Initially, Maldonado-Santos did not stop for police when signaled.   After a stop and investigation, cocaine was discovered.

During the booking process at Tewksbury Police Headquarters, it was learned that Maldonado-Santos had used a false name and provided a Puerto Rican I.D. of Jose Feliciano.  His fingerprints revealed that he was, in fact, Maldonado-Santos and had a warrant out of Concord District Court. 

Both men were arraigned on April 22 in 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 tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov  

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