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Upon receiving several anonymous tips on the Department’s
“Text-a-Tip” line, as well as the Drug Hotline, regarding a male selling drugs
in the Garden and Orchard Street area, the Lawrence Police Street Narcotics
Enforcement Unit set up surveillance in that area. During this
surveillance, Detectives Robert Lakin and Charelis Rivera observed a male
fitting the description of the individual described in the anonymous tip lean
into a vehicle and conduct what they believed to be a drug transaction.
Following the transaction, the two Detectives followed the
individual into an alley. The suspect noticed them and attempted to duct out of
sight. Detective Lakin found a large amount of cash on the suspect in
varying dominations. While Detective Lakin was interviewing the suspect,
Detective Rivera located a large amount of narcotics in the area where
suspect was attempting to hide. Yohel Guerrero-Castillo, age 23, of
Boston will be arraigned tomorrow in Lawrence District Court for drug possession
and trafficking charges.