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Tewksbury Police Nab Two For Trafficking Deadly Fentanyl

Sep 25, 2018 05:59PM ● By Bill Gilman
Atty. Paul King

 (Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

On Sept. 20, the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Freddy DeJesus, 35, and Martha Perez, 34, both of 809 Essex Street, Lawrence for trafficking fentanyl over 10 grams, distribution of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. 

Detectives encountered Dejesus and Perez in the area of Shawsheen Street near Apache Way where a drug transaction occurred, resulting in the recovery of 43 grams of fentanyl, along with heroin and crack cocaine.  Both Dejesus and Perez were placed into custody without incident.  

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer on DeJesus for having an illegal immigration status in the United States.  

Both are due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on September 21, 2018.

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  


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