Two men have been arrested following an investigation into the distribution of heroin in Lowell.
After observing what appeared to be a drug transaction take place in a parking lot, officers approached the suspects inside a car.
The driver, upon seeing the officers, backed into their cruiser, got out of the car and ran away.
One suspect eventually jumped into the Concord River in an attempt to escape. He surrendered after a few minutes in the freezing water and was taken into custody.
Kelvin Sanchez-Baez, 38 of Lowell was charged with failing to stop for a police officer and operating without a license.
A second suspect was found to be in possession of a small amount of what is suspected to be heroin.
Investigators searched the suspect’s home and found over 153 grams of suspected heroin packaged for sale, $4,906 in cash and paraphernalia used in the illegal distribution of narcotics.
Juan Manardo Roman-German, 58 of Lowell, was charged with trafficking in heroin 100 grams or more, possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute and a 2009 default warrant for possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute.
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