Couple Indicted On Charges Of Trafficking Fentanyl
Apr 19, 2019 06:46PM
● By Lisa Redmond
Freddy DeJesus and Martha Perez were arrested in September in Tewksbury.
WOBURN -- A Lawrence husband and wife have been indicted on felony drug charges, including trafficking in fentanyl, after Freddy DeJesus and his wife allegedly sold fentanyl to an undercover Tewksbury police detective last September.
DeJesus, 35, of 809 Essex St., was indicted by a grand jury on March 19 on charges of: trafficking in fentanyl more than 10 grams; distribution of a Class A drug; distribution of cocaine; distribution of a Class A drug; and two counts of conspiracy to violate the drug laws, according to court documents. Police say DeJesus was in the country illegally.
DeJesus' wife, Martha Perez, 34, of the same address, was indicted on charges: of trafficking fentanyl more than 10 grams; distribution of a Class A drug; and two counts of conspiracy to violate the drug laws.
No arraignment date in superior court has been scheduled for the couple.
Tewksbury Police Department arrested the couple on Sept. 20, 2018, after an undercover Tewksbury detective posed as a drug buyer and met Dejesus and Perez in the area of Shawsheen Street near Apache Way to purchase drugs, according to police. Police recovered of 43 grams of fentanyl, along with heroin and crack cocaine, police said..
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer on DeJesus for having an illegal immigration status in the United States, according to police.