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Tewksbury Police Lay The Smackdown On Three Alleged Heroin Peddlers

Jan 24, 2019 06:53PM ● By Bill Gilman

Alberto Perez, Herman H. Rivera, and Douglas Grasso are charged with trafficking heroin. (TPD photos)

Atty. Paul King

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

On January 21, 2019 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Alberto Perez, 53, homeless; Herman H. Rivera, 41, of 25 Dana St., 3rd Fl., Lawrence and Douglas Grasso, 33, of 4 Heather Rd., Georgetown for possession with the intent to distribute a Class A substance, heroin and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Grasso was also charged with failure to stop for police and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Detectives conducted an investigation into suspected drug dealing.  Perez, Rivera and Grasso were inside of a motor vehicle at 10 Main St, Stadium Plaza when Detectives conducted a traffic stop.  Perez and Rivera exited the vehicle when Detectives approached.  Grasso, who was operating the vehicle, fled the scene and was arrested near Rt. 495 after crashing into a snow bank.  After heroin was located all three were placed into custody. 

All were due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on January 22, 2019.   

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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