State Police Arrest North Andover Man, 22, on Drug, Gun Charges

Massachusetts State Police display items seized from Kemron Roach, 22, of North Andover. (Courtesy photograph.)

A 22-year-old North Andover man, caught with drugs, knife and loaded handgun, was arrested by State Police in Andover early Monday morning.

Kemron Roach was pulled over at 3:40 a.m., on Wildwood Road by Trooper Stephen Thomson on route 125 after Roach’s Jeep Cherokee allegedly crossed the double yellow center line, then swerved to the right and rode the white fog line.

According to a report, the trooper caught the odor of freshly burnt marijuana. He then observed the driver had bloodshot eyes and there was marijuana in plain view in the center console. Trooper Mark Ward arrived as backup.

As Roach left the Jeep, Thomson saw a small twisted bag with crack cocaine on the driver’s seat as well as a large knife in the door panel. Further investigation revealed eight Xanax pills and a loaded 9mm Glock model 17 pistol with seven live cartridges in a 15-capacity magazine.

Roach was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition without a firearms identification card, possession of a large capacity weapon, possession of a pistol, firearms violation with two prior drug/violent offenses, possession of crack cocaine and Xanax, having an open container of marijuana and a marked lane violation.

One thought on “State Police Arrest North Andover Man, 22, on Drug, Gun Charges

  1. Notice that none of these BAD GUYS are FID card holders! They have no business having weapons….. So where are they buying the guns????? Good for the cops! They are the only protection a law abiding citizen has!