2 Haverhill city workers arrested on narcotics charges

HAVERHILL, MASS. (WHDH) - Two members of the Haverhill Highway Department will be arraigned on narcotics charges on Thursday, officials said.

Three people, including the two city employees and a former employee, were arrested about 8 a.m., Haverhill police said.

All three are expected to be arraigned in Newburyport District Court.

In a statement Thursday, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini said the city takes “all such complaints, including anonymous ones, very seriously.”

Fiorentini identified the workers as Steven Allen and Eric Frasca.

Fiorentini said one of them was fired Thursday afternoon, the other has been suspended without pay pending a termination hearing.

“We do not, and will not, tolerate this type of behavior from our employees. We expect all of our employees to have the highest standard of conduct,” Fiorentini said in a statement. “This is particularly the case with city employees who have to operate heavy equipment. The vast majority of our employees do comply. We commend the police for acting on this so quickly and we will continue to take swift action if any of our employees engage in this type of misconduct.”

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