Lawrence Drug Bust Yields 9 Pounds Of Heroin

Police have arrested six men and seized nearly nine pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of more than $3 million in a raid on a Lawrence apartment.

Chief John Romero says the seizure on Wednesday night was one of the largest in the region in some time.

Romero tells The Eagle-Tribune that local, state and federal law enforcement authorities obtained a search warrant for the apartment and charged six men with trafficking in heroin over 200 grams and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act.

Police also seized $5,000 in cash.

Three of the men arrested were residents of the apartment. One was a resident of another unit in the building, one was from Boston and one from Hartford, Conn.

They are all scheduled for arraignment on Thursday.

This program aired on February 3, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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