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Dracut Man, New Hampshire Woman Charged With Trafficking Crystal Meth

Apr 21, 2017 05:52PM ● By Bill Gilman
Atty. Paul King

 What began as a typical action to serve outstanding warrants turned into a significant drug bust recently for the Tewksbury Police Department.

A Dracut man and a New Hampshire woman were found staying in a room at the Motel 6 on Route 38. And with them, officers found a veritable pharmacy of illegal drugs.

 Eric Shaughnessy, 34 of 12 Hovey St. Dracut and Christine Gray, 42 of 75 Tarbell Street, Manchester, NH for trafficking methamphetamine, over 36 grams, possession with the intent to distribute class a, heroin and class b, cocaine (both subsequent offenses for Shaughnessy), 3 counts each for possession with the intent to distribute class e, alprazolam (Xanax), decabol (steroids), stanozol (steroids) and possession with the intent to distribute class d, marijuana (a subsequent offense for Shaughnessy).  Shaughnessy was charged as a fugitive from justice due to having an outstanding warrant in New Hampshire for theft by deception.  Gray was also charged as a fugitive from justice as she had an outstanding warrant out of New Hampshire for larceny and she had warrants out of Massachusetts for breaking and entering and possession of a class a substance.  

The arrests took place in the early morning hours of April 9. According to Tewksbury Police, officers went to the Motel 6 and spoke with Gray and Shaughnessy about their outstanding warrants.

"Officers observed numerous narcotics in the room.  Both individuals were placed into custody and the narcotics were seized," said a TPD spokesperson.

Both Gray and Shaughnessy were arraigned at Lowell District Court on April 10.

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