Andover Undercover Police Operation Nets Arrest for Alleged Heroin, Cocaine Dealing

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A three-month long undercover investigation into suspected drug dealing in Andover netted the arrest Tuesday of a 34-year-old Lawrence man on heroin and cocaine charges.

Eudis Amauris Perez Pimental was arrested and charged with distribution of heroin, trafficking in cocaine, giving a false name during booking and having false applications for a driver’s license and automobile registration, according to Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe and Lt. Edward J. Guy.

Undercover officers arranged to buy drugs from Pimental and later stopped his car. Officers seized 28 grams of suspected cocaine and a small amount of suspected heroin.

Andover Police detectives, working with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s Cross Borders Initiative Task Force, were responding to neighbor complaints of drug dealing in the Shawsheen Heights neighborhood.

Pimental, from the Dominican Republic, allegedly purchased another person’s information when “he illegally crossed the Mexican border into the United States in 2014,” police said. He then used the information to obtain a driver’s license, credit cards and during booking for previous crimes committed.