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March 4, 2013

Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

SALEM — A traffic stop led to the arrests of two men on Friday night and the discovery of $10,000. Police believe the money represents the profits of an illegal drug sale.

Dionis Francisco Pena, 22, of 68 Salem St., Salem, was arrested at 10:36 p.m. on Lafayette Street on charges of possessing a Class D drug with intent to distribute and conspiring to violate the controlled substance laws.

In the same incident, Julio Estaban Tavarez, 24, of 48 Endicott St., Salem, was charged with distribution of marijuana, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws, unnecessary use of emergency flashers and violating the city knife ordinance.

Officers also found marijuana in the vehicle.

The Special Response Unit is credited with the arrests, including Patrolmen Robert Cunningham, Ryan Davis, Rafael Gonzalez and Dennis Luti and Detective Daniel Tucker. Also assisting were Sgts. Kristian Hanson, Richard Gagnon and Harry Rocheville and Detectives Brian and Kevin St. Pierre and Dennis Gaudet.

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