Friday, July 18, 2003
Police arrest two on drug charges
A chain of events that ended with two arrests began on Thursday, July 10, just after 11 p.m. Carlisle Police Officer Michael Burgess, on a motorcycle, saw two cars parked at the canoe launch on North Road, with no one around. He reported this to dispatch at the police station, and Lieutenant John Sullivan then went to the end of North Road and waited in his cruiser for one of the cars to come out. When it did, he stopped it for speeding and found that the operator was a Carlisle resident who was wanted on a warrant from Chelmsford Police for speeding and driving with a suspended license. Sullivan arrested him on the outstanding warrant from Chelmsford and on Carlisle charges of speeding and possession of a controlled substance. The man was held at the station overnight and taken to court the next morning.
Meanwhile, Burgess had come from the canoe launch to provide backup for Sullivan and while they were making the arrest at 11:29 p.m., saw a car approach and then turn to go in the other direction. He recognized it as one of the two cars that had been at the canoe launch and pursued it. The second vehicle was stopped and the operator, a 17-year-old Chelmsford resident, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was taken to the station and subsequently bailed.
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