Haverhill Police, Feds Arrest Man, Seize More than 100g Heroin

A 21-year-old Grove Street man with an apparent police record was arrested Wednesday morning and more than 100 grams of heroin, valued at $10,000, were seized.

Haverhill Police and agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided the home of Franklin Cruz, 2 Grove St., apt. 1, around 11:30 a.m. Cruz, a laborer for Lawrence Youth Team, was charged with trafficking heroin over 100 grams and driving with a suspended license. He was booked at the Haverhill Police Station and ordered held without bail until his arraignment in Haverhill District Court Thursday.

“This arrest is the result of the many ongoing investigations targeting heroin dealers in the City of Haverhill. This was very good police work by the Haverhill Narcotics Unit. The Haverhill Police encourage citizens to use the anonymous tip line at (978) 373-1212 to report suspected drug dealing in their neighborhoods. Many of our successful cases begin with anonymous tips,” said Detective Captain Robert P. Pistone.

Police seized 129.9 grams of heroin and $1,432 in cash. Cruz’ address is down the street from Tilton Elementary School.

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini said, “The heroin/opiate problem is one of the top concerns for the City of Haverhill. This arrest is another great example of the job the Haverhill Police Department is doing tackling this problem.”

Cruz was reportedly arrested last year by the Rockingham, N.H., County Sheriff's Department and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was also charged the year before by Haverhill Police with distribution of a class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of a dangerous weapon, brass knuckles.

4 thoughts on “Haverhill Police, Feds Arrest Man, Seize More than 100g Heroin

  1. Where does this bad guy come from? Is this idiot an illegal? If he is an illegal, deport him and keep him out of this country. I’ll bet he is collecting welfare also.

  2. Haverhill is getting a bad rap as far as this problem is concerned we need tons more policemen!!! Do you know how many times I’ve called this line??

  3. Why are these people out of jail and doing it all over again.? We need to build jails for them or hospitals for the rest of us.