State Police Arrest Maine Men for Trafficking Heroin, Cocaine in Haverhill

Cash, cell phones, cocaine and heroin were among the items seized by State Police during the Haverhill arrest of Joshua Blodgett and Shane Lunt. (Courtesy photograph)

Massachusetts State Police arrested two Maine men for allegedly trafficking heroin and cocaine over the weekend at at a Haverhill rest area off Interstate 495.

Trooper Matthew Zahoruiko and Trooper Christopher Ryan were patrolling the rest area around 3 a.m. Sunday when they observed and spoke to two men in a Chevy Malibu. Upon further investigation, occupants Joshua Blodgett, 26, of Skowhegan, Maine and Shane Lunt, 25, of Benton, Maine were found to be in possession of 101.1 grams of cocaine and 51.4 grams of heroin, police said.

Both men face trafficking charges are scheduled for arraignment in Haverhill District Court sitting in Newburyport on Monday. In addition to the drug charges, Lunt was also charged with furnishing a false name/social security number to authorities.