Police Charge Lawrence Man with Cocaine Trafficking

A Lawrence man is due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court on cocaine trafficking and motor vehicle charges after an investigation by Haverhill police Tuesday night.

Edgardo Pagan, 40, of Lawrence, was arrested at 10:32 p.m., Tuesday, during a traffic stop on Interstate 495 northbound. He was charged with cocaine trafficking, driving without a license, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police.

In other police news:

A man wanted by police on theft charges is also facing shoplifting-related charges from Haverhill police after his arrest Tuesday afternoon at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 68 South Main St. Nicholas Messina, 24, address not listed, was taken into custody at 2:31 p.m., Tuesday, on charges of shoplifting, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Under an outstanding warrant, he was also charged with larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property.

A Haverhill woman was due to appear in district court on an assault charge following her arrest early Tuesday afternoon. Kimberly Foley, 36, of 42 Newcomb St., Haverhill, was arrested at 12:10 p.m., Tuesday, at home on a single count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Three people arrested separately Tuesday in Haverhill on unrelated warrants are facing various charges in court.

Esias Johnson, 18, of 31 Byron St., Haverhill, was arrested at 10:55 a.m., Tuesday, at 100 South Park St. Under several warrants, he was charged with felony breaking and entering in the daytime, motor vehicle larceny, larceny under $250, driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Nicholas Waters, 21, of Hampton, was taken into custody at 8:02 p.m., Tuesday, at Westgate Shopping plaza, 400 Lowell Ave., on a warrant charging him with possession of a class A drug.

Michael Laws, 22, of Lowell, was arrested at 9:40 p.m., Tuesday, at 79 Castle Road. Under an outstanding warrant, he was charged with threat to commit a crime.

One thought on “Police Charge Lawrence Man with Cocaine Trafficking

  1. Time to end drug prohibition like we ended alcohol prohibition. Prohibition creates a black market and a permanent criminal element and mass incarceration