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August 16, 2013

Lawrence man shoplifts deodorants

LAWRENCE — Call it a crime of cleanliness.

A Lawrence man was charged Wednesday with shoplifting two Speed Stick deodorants, two bottles of Oil of Olay and a couple of Nivea creams from DeMoulas at 700 Essex St.

At 8 p.m., store security saw Miguel Lugo, 27, of 73 West St., #3, “going into an aisle and secreting six different hygiene products into his clothing,” according to a police report. When security tried to stop Lugo, he attempted the flee the store but was stopped.

He was charged with shoplifting and also as a fugitive from justice warrant from Pennsylvania.

The value of the items was listed at $62.52.

Four arrested in unrelated heroin incidents

ANDOVER — Four people from outside the area were arrested in Andover in two separate heroin-related incidents Tuesday, one starting as a suspected drug deal in Lawrence.

First, police arrested Joseph Sperry, 25, of 30 Sycacmore St., Billerica, and Scott Ashton, 35, of 44 Upton St., North Billerica, were both arrested on Chestnut Street at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Ashton was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a class A drug.

Sperry was charged with possession of a class A drug and on six different warrants issued out of Dracut, Tewksbury, Lowell and Methuen.

All four class A drug charges were related to heroin, according to Andover Police Lt. Lee Britton.

The two were brought to Andover police attention after Lawrence police asked them to check the Shawsheen Road area “as it was just involved in some type of drug deal and Lawrence had detectives that were following the vehicle,” according to police reports.

Arrested four hours later, in an unrelated incident, were Jazmyne Conway-Morel, 17, of 487 Annis Drive, Gilford, N.H., and Patrick Reardon, 33, of 37 Collins Brook Road, Meredith, N.H.

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