Three men, including two from New Hampshire, are facing drug-dealing charges after their arrests Monday afternoon near the Westgate shopping center. Police seized six grams of heroin valued at $250 and $250 cash.
The arrests occurred at 1 p.m., Monday at 400 Lowell Avenue. Haverhill Police report 27-year-old Kevin Acevedo of Haverhill was charged with distribution of a class A drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws. The others, 19-year-old Michael Anderson and 44-year-old Russell Anderson, both from Farmington, New Hampshire, are each charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
“Heroin remains a strong concern for area Law Enforcement. Heroin has been found to be combined with fentanyl in many tested samples. This has led to a significant increase in heroin-related overdoses. Haverhill Police have responded to 64 suspected heroin overdoses in the last 3 months. In most cases the users suffering from the overdose are treated and revived by first responders. Unfortunately, not everyone recovers and some users have died,” police said in a statement.