Police Arrest Two on Drug Dealing Charges Near Interstate

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Two area women face drug dealing charges after their arrests by Haverhill police Sunday evening.

Yaniris Vargas-Roman, 26, of Lawrence, and Kari-Sue Johnson, 36, of Plaistow, N.H., were arrested at 5:33 p.m., Sunday, at 784 River St., near Interstate 495. Vargas-Roman was charged with distribution of a class B drug, two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Johnson was charged with possession of a class B drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Both are due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court.

In other police news:

Matthew Gittings, 33, of Newton, N.H., was arrested at 3:32 p.m., Sunday, at 106 Bank Road. He was charged with receiving stolen property, credit card fraud, identity fraud and possession of a class A drug.

Robert Durney, 64, of North Andover, was arrested Saturday at 8:32 p.m., at 2 Hilldale Ave. and charged with driving under the influence of liquor.

Keenia Alamo, 26, 1 New St., Haverhill, was arrested 2:51 a.m., Sunday, at 4 Fountain St. and charged with assault and battery.

Ramon Morales, 26, 440 North Ave., Haverhill, was arrested Friday, at 2:40 a.m., at 14 Macon Ave. and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Patricia Nelson, 58 and David Nelson, 59, both of 43 Sherwood Drive, Haverhill, were arrested 8:04 p.m., Friday at home. Each was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Shauna David, 36, 169 Grove St., Haverhill, was arrested on a warrant related to disorderly conduct, 169 Grove St., 6:06 p.m., Sunday.

Edgardo Lugo, 34, 9 Granville Court, Haverhill, was arrested on a warrant related to assault with a dangerous weapon, strangulation or suffocation, witness intimidation and threat to commit a crime, 9 Granville Court, 7:23 a.m., Saturday.

Hope Peguero, 29, 11 Brown St., Methuen, was arrested on a warrant related to failure to attend jury duty, Dudley Street, 8:12 a.m.

13 thoughts on “Police Arrest Two on Drug Dealing Charges Near Interstate

    • Problem is, those who have used marijuana are going to drive and there is no way for the police to determine if they are under the influence of this drug, they tend to rob law abiding folks to get the money to pay for their drugs, unless they grow their own in their apartment, and then what is the owner of the apartment to do about this?

      Then if they are buying their supply….. and when they discover other drugs are less expensive than marijuana, they graduate to harder drugs. Some do and some don’t, but you cannot say for sure that your loved one is going to be the one who doesn’t.

      — You can vote whichever way you want, but I will be voting NO.

      • You’re correct, I won’t be around them all the time. All I can do is hope that I have empowered them enough with the knowledge to make good decisions. I don’t smoke pot, but I do drink, but I do not differentiate between the two drugs (alcohol is a drug) and I made sure my kids are fully aware of that as to not be a hypocrite.

  1. Dear jack, i did interpret what you wrote correctly. I’ve been a pot smoker for years. It never affected my ability to put myself through college, my job performance or has made me choose to try a “harder” drug. If question 4 does pass, you are damn right I’d be growing my own, but that doesn’t mean that I’d be selling it. Alcohol and pot are entirely two different things!!!!!! Alcohol is much more lethal than booze, and for you to group the two together…. it’s ridiculous.

  2. Pot and opiods are two very different chemicals. As for Question 4….even though I have no problem people getting high so long as it does not interfere or hurt anyone, go for it. But I vote no because of what alcohol has done to our society.

  3. Vote NO on Question 4….. whether or not Jack’s numbers are on target or not, we have a HUGE opioid problem and legalizing recreational marijuana is not going to solve anything, it will only make the problem worse.

  4. Mr jack from haverhill, are truly misinformed…. 1 gram of pot doesn’t come close to $40. You are also forgetting the cost ito takes to grow them. Haha! $200000 profit from one plant. You are out of your mind.

    • Jenny, you didn’t interpret what I wrote correctly.

      A homeowner will have the ability to grow 6 plants at a time. Those 6 plants can be harvested, and the product it produces can be sold every 6-8 weeks. New plants will be planted and those plants will be ready for harvesting in 6~8 weeks also. By the end of one year an individual growing pot, six plants at a time, will be able to harvest a total 36 or more plants. One Marijuana plant produces between 140 and 280 grams of pot. That one year’s crop of 36+ plants will produce 5,000 to 10,000 grams of pot.

      I have never smoked pot, so admittedly I don’t have any first hand experience of what the current open market cost per gram is. I got the $40 cost from people I know. Since you apparently have so much experience in this area maybe you can add something constructive to the conversation here and share what you are currently are paying for the pot you buy.

  5. Question 4 on the ballot to legalize pot allows for a person to grow up to six marijuana plants in their home. Anyone who believes that legalizing pot will eliminate the sale of it in the open market just doesn’t understand how commodities work relating to supply and demand. EVERY day Haverhill police are arresting people on distribution of pot charges. Ever wonder why so many people are selling pot? Here are the economics of selling pot relating to the upcoming ballot question.

    One Marijuana plant produces between 140 and 280 grams of pot.
    One gram of pot sells for $40.00 on the open market.
    140 grams X $40.00 = $5,600.00 profit per plant
    $5,600.00 X 6 plants = $33,600.00 profit per growth cycle
    A marijuana plant grows to maturity every 6~8 weeks.
    52 weeks divided by 8 weeks = 6 growth cycles per year.
    6 growth cycles X $33,600.00 profit per cycle = $201,600.00 yearly profit.

    A person can make over $200,000. per year selling pot under the upcoming legislation. And this is on the low output of product produced per plant. If plants generate 280 grams a person can generate profits of over $400,000 a year.
    The legislation does not legalize individuals to sell pot they grow in their homes, but with this kind of profit available it goes without saying lots of people will be doing it. For that reason, people who don’t even use pot will be getting into the distribution of it based on a profit motive. If it becomes legal the supply in the open market will be significantly greater than it is now because there will be so many more sellers and product coming into it. That greater supply provided by unregulated sellers means that there will ALWAYS be an open market to sell the product into.

    Vote NO on Question 4 !!!