Narcotics Unit Arrest 3 and Seize 150 grams of Heroin




     On Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at approximately 3:30 pm, the Methuen Police Narcotic’s Unit along with the assistance of The Essex County Sheriff’s Department Investigation’s Unit observed a hand to hand drug transaction in the area of 446 Prospect Street.  

     As a result of their observations three subjects were arrested and charged with Major Trafficking of Heroin Over 100 grams.  A total of $4,680.00 in US Currency was seized as well as 151 grams of Heroin.  Arrested was Sergio Martinez, 25-years-old from Lawrence, MA.  Jose Polanco, 23-years-old from Lawrence, MA and Shannon Roussel, 44-years-old from Sidney, Maine.  Jose Polanco originally gave an alias of Joan Melendez and had three outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Polanco had been arrested on two previous occasions by the Lawrence Police Department for Distribution of Heroin.


     Later in the evening, Sergio Martinez’s bail was set at $250,000 cash, Shannon Roussel’s bail was set at $100,000 cash and Jose Polanco was held without bail.