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March 29, 2014

Drug unit arrests 3 in Lawrence heroin bust

LAWRENCE ­— An investigation by the Police Department’s Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit led to the arrest of three people yesterday on heroin-related charges.

Lt. Mark Ciccarelli had just pulled into the parking lot of 615 Broadway St. near the Hess Gas station where he observed a red pickup truck with a Maine license plate, according to Detective Shaun P. McLellan.

Scott Weeks, 47, of Kittery Maine, was in the driver seat while Julie Andrews, 46, also of Kittery , was in the front passenger seat. Weeks soon walked into the Hess Gas station. A man later identified as Lawrence resident Junior Castillo, walked up to Andrews sitting in the car. Police observed Castillo, 29, hand Andrews an unknown item, McLellan wrote in his report.

Police went up to the pickup truck and asked Andrews what the conversation with Castillo was about. She said “Nothing.” Police asked Andrews to exit the car, which she did, and then asked her if she had any illegal contraband on her to which she replied “No, you can check,” the police report noted.

Police checked her sweatshirt pockets, which were empty. As police were questioning Andrews, Weeks exited the gas station. He was ordered to stand in front of the vehicle, which he did.

At the same time, police tried to question Castillo who was crossing Arlington Street. He began to run through a parking lot clinching a item in his left hand and threw it on the ground. After a brief chase, police caught Castillo and arrested him. He was charged with distribution of heroin, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and trafficking heroin.

Police found an iPhone and $750 where Castillo had thrown the object.

Meanwhile, police were still questioning Andrews and Weeks after reading their Miranda Warning. Andrews told police that Castillo had come to the car asking her if she wanted to buy any drugs and she said no.

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