Methuen Police Arrest Four for Drugs, Illegal Firearms

Methuen Police seized a high-capacity firearm, suspected fentanyl and cash during the arrest of four people this week. (Courtesy photograph.)

Narcotics officers conducting surveillance in the area of Methuen’s Sawyer Street observed an alleged hand-to-hand drug transaction on Tuesday, May 14, leading to the arrest of four individuals, Chief Joseph E. Solomon said Friday.

According to police, the transaction took place when a vehicle with New Hampshire plates interacted with a Lowell-based driver behind the wheel of a Honda Accord.

As a result of the investigation, police seized a 14.3 grams of suspected fentanyl, a Colt 9mm handgun, a magazine with 14 9mm rounds and $174 in cash.

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