Car's Hidden Compartment Can't Stop Tewksbury K-9 From Finding Heroin
Apr 27, 2016 07:29PM
By Bill Gilman
A drug dealer thought he was pretty clever, hiding heroin in a secret compartment in his vehicle.
Apparently, he never met Geox.
During a follow-up investigation to a traffic stop, the Tewksbury K9 sniffed out 14 grams of heroin, leading to the arrest of Gilbert Rosario-Tejeda, 22, of 24 Immon Street, Lawrence. He has been charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin (class a substance), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to signal.
According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the incident began Sunday, when detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 495 North just past Exit 38 and identified Rosario-Tejeda as the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle. During the stop, detectives requested assistance from the Tewksbury Police K-9 Unit. Enter Geox and his talented nose.
Rosario-Tejeda was arraigned Monday at Lowell District Court.
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