2 Lawrence Men Arrested For Trafficking Heroin

By Tiffany Williams –

State Police Gang Unit with Lawrence and Methuen Police arrested two men from Lawrence for trafficking heroin.

MSP says that 21-year-old, Luis Lopez and 23-year-old, Tirson Batista both members of a drug trafficking operation arranged to sell a large quantity of heroin.

Lopez was arrested as he exited a Burger King bathroom on Haverhill Street in Methuen.

Batista was arrested later on during the day Thursday at a gas station at the intersection of Haverhill Street and Burnham Road.

MSP says the arrest of the two men, “led to the recovery of approximately 213 grams of suspected heroin.”

Both men have been charged with trafficking heroin over 200 grams and conspiracy to violate narcotics laws.

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