, Salem, MA

Local News

November 8, 2013

Police charge man with heroin distribution

SALEM — Police say they arrested a man on heroin distribution charges yesterday afternoon following a monthlong investigation into whether drugs were being dealt on Boston Street.

Juan B. Abreu, 42, of 79 Boston St., Salem, was arrested on charges of two counts of distribution of a class A substance.

The investigation into Abreu began after police received complaints of suspicious activity in the Boston Street area, according to a department press release.

“The investigation developed using both surveillances and an undercover detective ... culminating today with Abreu’s arrest after an undercover sale,” wrote police.

The arrest was actually made near Walgreens on Pope Street about 6 p.m. and was “made without incident or injury,” police wrote.

Detectives seized Abreu’s motor vehicle and two cellphones and plan to apply for a warrant to search the vehicle.

Detective Brian St. Pierre led the investigation under the direction of Capt. Thomas Griffin and Detective Lt. Stephen Bona. Also assisting were detectives Eric Connolly, Charlene Sano and Daniel Tucker, and Sgt. David Tucker and officer Dennis Luti.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Comments Tracker