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April 24, 2014

Editorial: Alert neighbors prompt drug crackdown


On Wednesday, police arrested Jacquelyn Frederick, 39, of Chester, N.H., and charged her with possession to distribute Class A and E substances, and possession of a Class B substance. Police also arrested Cameron Boudrow, 22, of West Newbury, and Joseph Lemaitre, 22, of West Newbury, and charged both men with distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.

Police noted that the drug crackdown was prompted by complaints by watchful neighbors.

“Today it appears that people purchasing heroin will often look for a close place to use the drug,” Police Deputy Chief Donald Thompson told reporter Mike LaBella. “Often it is a business parking lot or just a parking spot on a side street. If you are seeing unusual activity in your neighborhood or work place, please let us know.”

That’s good advice. No one should have to tolerate illicit drug activity in their neighborhoods.

Residents with concerns about unusual activity in their neighborhood can contact police at 978-373-1212. You can also leave a message on the police anonymous tip line by dialing 978-373-1212 and following the prompts.

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