EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 27, 2013

Salem police arrest five on drug charges

By Jo-Anne MacKenzie

---- — SALEM — Five people were arrested on felony drug charges in two separate incidents Friday afternoon.

Three people were charged after police found them allegedly using drugs in a pickup truck in a parking lot between Home Depot and AC Moore on South Broadway at 1 p.m. Friday, Patten said.

A caller reported suspicious activity there. A man was seen taking something from the bed of the pickup, then removing “something white” from under the hood, Patten said.

That man then joined two other people in the truck and the three appeared to be using drugs, according to the caller.

Police arrested all three.

Amanda Abrahams, 23, and Christopher Eaton, 33, both of Seabrook, were charged with felony possession of heroin. Richard Abrahams, 55, of Chatham, N.H. was charged with felony possession of crack cocaine.

All three were released on $5,000 personal recognizance.

A few hours later, at 4:50 p.m., detectives noticed two people acting suspiciously in a vehicle at the rest area off Interstate 93 north, Patten said.

Two Manchester men were arrested, then released on $5,000 personal recognizance.

Siobhan Hameline, 27, faces felony charges for possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine and transporting drugs in a motor vehicle.

Edward McGovern, 39, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of crack cocaine.