PRESS RELEASE - Tip on Potential Crime leads to Hefty Drug Charges for Lawrence Man

Methuen Police Department
Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police

Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844


Tip on Potential Crime leads to Hefty Drug Charges for Lawrence Man

METHUEN- During the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 28, 2017, officers responded to the Days Inn, 159 Pelham Street, Methuen to investigate a potential crime. As a result of the investigation, Officer Alex Richmond along with Detective Sergeant Jim Gunter applied for and were granted a search warrant which resulted in hefty charges on a 33 year old Lawrence man.   

The search warrant was to allow officers to search a backpack owned by Kewin Gomez, 33, of Lawrence, MA.  Inside the backpack was a passport and social security card belonging to Kewin.  Also in the backpack, located next to the passport and social security card, was a bag containing four bags of suspected cocaine weighing 440 grams, two bags of suspected fentanyl weighing 62 grams and one bag of suspected heroin weighing 34 grams. 

Kewin Gomez was charged with Major Trafficking a Class B Substance, Cocaine over 200 grams, Trafficking in Fentanyl and Trafficking in Heroin. 
$3,782.00 in US currency found on Kewin was seized pending civil forfeiture. 

At this time the investigation is ongoing.