Three More Face Drug Charges in Second Series of I-495 Arrests

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Haverhill police detectives Wednesday arrested another three out-of-state residents on drug-related charges in what was a second opioid-related investigation in two days along the Interstate 495 corridor.

Trevor Mackenzie, 25, of Portsmouth, N.H.; Kyle Hamel, 26, of Lebanon, Maine; and Katy Foster, 27, of Wakefield, N.H., were arrested Wednesday, between 3:39 and 4:02 p.m., on Interstate 495 northbound. Foster was charged with possession of a class A drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Mackenzie was charged with being present where heroin is kept, possession of a class E drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and a marked lanes violation. Hamel was charged with possession of a class B drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Haverhill Police Lieutenant Robert P. Pistone, police spokesman, told WHAV today the arrests are part of ongoing work by Haverhill narcotics detectives.

“By virtue of the five exits in Haverhill with shopping plazas in proximity to Haverhill, we see a frequent, ongoing pattern of New Hampshire and Maine users meeting Lawrence dealers in Haverhill exit parking lots,” Pistone said.

No other law enforcement agencies were involved in either investigation, Pistone added.

As WHAV reported Wednesday, four people from Maine were arrested in Haverhill Tuesday along Interstate 495 northbound on fentanyl trafficking, conspiracy and other charges. Wendy Moody, 36, of Livermore Falls; Brent Tirrell, 35, of Livermore; Melanie York, 42 and James Young-Dumont, 32, both of Wilton, were arrested on Interstate 495 northbound Tuesday between 12:04 and 12:41 p.m.

Mackenzie, Hamel and Foster are due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court.

In other police news:

Two people, arrested Wednesday evening on theft, burglary and drug possession charges, are due to appear in district court.

Edward Skeffington, 30, of Everett and Melissa Barbour, 33, address not listed, were arrested Wednesday at 7:25 p.m. at 79 Castle Road, Haverhill. Skeffington was charged with two counts each of felony breaking and entering in the daytime, larceny from a building, larceny over $250, larceny by check over $25, receiving stolen property and possession of a class A drug. Barbour was charged with forgery or uttering of a credit card, larceny from a building and receiving stolen property.

Christopher Kozlowski, 36, of 40 Locke St., Haverhill, was arrested Wednesday, at 6:49 p.m., and charged with distribution of a class B drug, drug possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Robert King, 53, of 143 Groveland St., Haverhill, was arrested Wednesday at 4:29 p.m., at 789 South Main St. He was charged with driving under the influence of liquor (second offense), negligent operation and alcohol from an open container.