Tewksbury PD Drug Investigation Leads to 4 Arrests

On October 16, 2019 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested the following individuals subsequent to a drug investigation:

• Jan Ortiz, 32, of 169 Lawrence St., Apt. 1, Lawrence for trafficking fentanyl, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and 2 warrants for failing to attend jury duty.
• Thomas Murphy, Jr., 35, of 169 Lawrence St., Apt 1R, Lawrence for trafficking fentanyl, carrying a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles), and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.
• Mark Cremin, 31, of 269 Main St., Apt. 3, Stoneham for possession of crack cocaine, possession of Hydroxyzine Pomate, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.
• Tiffany Carney, 25, of 18 Upham St., Lowell for possession of crack cocaine, possession of Hydroxyzine Pomate, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and for having 2 warrants for possession of a class a substance, fentanyl.

Detectives were conducting surveillance in the area of the Motel 6 when they observed a drug transaction which led to the arrest of the aforementioned individuals. A search warrant was subsequently executed which resulted in the recovery of additional narcotics.

All of these individuals were due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on October 17, 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 tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov .

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