EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 5, 2014

Police continue fight against street crime

Six arrested, drugs and ammunition seized

By Mike LaBella

---- — HAVERHILL — Police arrested six people as a task force continues targeting the inner-city Acre and Mount Washington areas, where residents have reported street crime.

Two incidents resulted in the arrests and police seizing heroin, Percocet, ammunition and cash, investigators said.

In the first incident, police responded to reports of suspected drug activity in the area of the Pine Brook Place apartments complex off Hilldale Avenue. There, officers said they watched Rebecca Hunter, 19, of 27 Victor St., Apt. 19, enter one of the buildings with a man, before driving off in a car.

According to a police report, during the Friday incident detectives followed Hunter onto Hilldale Avenue, where they stopped her vehicle and arrested her on an outstanding warrant for threat to commit a crime.

Hunter was taken to the police station, where a search of her pocketbook turned up $1,265 in cash, police said. Officers said they also confiscated an additional $811 she was carrying, along with 100 Percocet pills, each 30 milligrams. Hunter was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance (Percocet) as well as threat to commit a crime.

On Tuesday, detectives used a search warrant at 70 Franklin St. in the Acre neighborhood, after police said they gathered gathering information related to heroin sales at that address.

Police said they seized a small amount of heroin and $1,500 and arrested Jaimel Maysonet, 34, of 189 Broadway, Methuen, who is charged with distribution of heroin and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Police said they seized more than $1,000 and a small amount of heroin from Maysonet, who was there to sell drugs, according to investigators.

Also arrested were Wayne Arsenault, 43, and Sandra Henriques, 47, both of 70 Franklin St. They are charged with possession of a Class A substance (subsequent) and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.

Police said that in a bedroom shared by Arsenault and Henriques, officers found uncapped needles and spoons used for dissolving heroin for injection, along with various pills (Class C substances) and a small amount of heroin under a mattress.

In another room, police said they found various types of drug paraphernalia, including a syringe containing heroin and a spoon containing heroin.

Police charged Luis Pena, 44, of 70 Franklin St., with possession of Class A heroin, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and unlicensed possession of ammunition. Police said Pena was in possession of 12 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition that was in a clear plastic bag.

Police charged Carlos Mojica Diaz, 39, of 41 4th Ave., Unit 2, with being present where heroin is kept and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.