Tewksbury police arrested a 45 year old man who is a resident of that town. Salvatore Matranga of 24 Juniper Lane, was arrested after an investigation confirmed that numerous drug transactions had occurred.
Using a search warrant, police found drugs in Matranga’s automobile (felony use of a motor vehicle to commit a crime) and his home. Both locations were used to aid in the receipt, storage, processing and distribution of illegal drugs with multiple counts resulting.
I would like to know if either Tewskbury or the Massachusetts A.G. plan to seize and sell Matranga’s automobile and home, along with any other assets used in the commission of these crimes, or purchased from profits made by illegally purchasing and selling drugs.
Tewksbury Police urge anyone suspecting criminal activity to contact the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373 Tip Line at 978-851-0175
The news reports nothing regarding the source of the drugs and how the pusher came into his possession. How earnestly are Commonwealth licensed physicians and pharmacies being looked into and audited to avoid abuse and punish criminal behavior on their part? I would hope that people would help the Tewksbury Police or any policing agency for that matter. But, where would the incentive to do so come from if these scumbags are not given any more than a slap on the wrist, or if they are allowed to keep the benefits of their criminal enterprises?
Good job, Tewksbury P.D., but this is not exactly a bust for the ages, and we’ll follow this case and list all punishments, if any, at the appropriate time should the alleged pusher be convicted.