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Posted on: May 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] State Police, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest 30 in Zero Tolerance Operation


I cannot thank Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger enough for their continued support of Lawrence. This is yet another example of a successful operation conducted by the Massachusetts State Police, Essex County Sheriff’s Department, and the Lawrence Police working together. I am particularly grateful for the constant and continual collaboration with members of the State Police assigned to Troop A under the leadership of Major Pat Russolillo. –Chief Roy Vasque

The Massachusetts State Police, Lawrence Police, and Essex County Sheriff’s Department conducted a Zero Tolerance Initiative Friday night in Lawrence that resulted in thirty arrests. Of the thirty arrests made, two parties from Maine were charges possession of a Class B narcotic.

Eleven motorists were charged with unlicensed operation, and nine others were charged with operation after license suspension. Police issued one criminal summons, and towed twelve vehicles.

The operation was a coordinated effort undertaken by the MSP Troop A Community Action Team, the Lawrence Police Impact Operations Unit, and Essex Sheriff’s Deputies. State and Lawrence Police appreciate the participation of the sheriff’s deputies who provided prisoner transport, bilingual capabilities, and site security for the staging area. Deputies transported two arrestees held on no bail or high bail to the Essex Sheriff’s facility in Middleton for housing pending bail or arraignment.

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