Tewksbury Police – The Freshmaker!

I’m pretty sure this isn’t what the folks at Mentos had in mind when they described their product as “the freshmaker.”

A 19-year-old Lawrence man was locked up on Tuesday after Tewksbury Police conducting surveillance stopped a suspicious vehicle near Kennedy Road.

Police say they called a Massachusetts State Police canine to the scene, and the dog sniffed out what is pictured above.

That’s about 10 grams of cocaine and about 5 grams of heroin that was hidden in Mentos containers, according to police.

Memo to Jean Carlos Ortiz, 19, of 3 Wendell St., Lawrence: It takes more than Mentos to outsmart a trained drug dog.

Ortiz was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and posssession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

He was arraigned today in Lowell District Court.

His bail? Personal recognizance: less than the cost of a pack of Mentos.

Decisions made in court about bail aside, Tewksbury Police have been and plan to continue hunting down dealers in their town. Anyone with information on drug activity is asked to call dispatchers at 978.851.7373, or to leave tips, anonymously if needed, with the departments tip line, which can be reached at 978.851.0175.

Tipsters can also email detectives at tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov.

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6 responses to “Tewksbury Police – The Freshmaker!

  1. PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE !? WTF is w/that judge? The s***bag belongs in jail & that a**hole of a judge doesn’t belong on the bench!!

  2. ROR for possession with intent to distribute…beautiful…next thing you know that douche bag that beat up her daughter will get a trip to frickin Disney Land…WTF is wrong with these judges?? What’s next? Forty dollar bail for stabbing someone as long as it’s not in the chest? Cuz then they would have to raise it to a hundred…North country here I come…where everybody knows everybody you can leave your keys in your car and your neighbors actually keep an eye on everyone instead of closing the shades saying I don’t want to get involved…

  3. This piece of garbage gets busted in possession of coke and heroin and gets released on personal recognizance?? Wow is all I gotta say! People are getting murdered all over the place cause of this crap and all this extra law enforcement, meaning more taxpayer money to pay the police to do this work and for what? The system is flawed and this country is going to s**t! I’d rather be an illegal alien and get everything handed to me for FREE!

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