State Police arrest two for suspected marijuana distribution in Andover
August 24, 2018 — Last night at about 11:40 p.m., a motor vehicle stop on Route 495 Southbound at Exit 41 in Andover led to the arrest of two people for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, among other charges.
Trooper Kevin Delgado of the State Police barracks in Andover was on patrol on Route 495 when he observed a 2005 Subaru Legacy traveling southbound at an excessive speed. He pulled the vehicle over and, upon making contact with the operator and passenger, immediately observed numerous suspected marijuana plants inside the vehicle, in plain view. Further investigation determined that there were 115 suspected marijuana plants, more than three pounds of a substance believed to be marijuana, and paraphernalia related to the packaging and sale of drugs located inside the vehicle.
The operator, BRIANNA JEAN POMERANTZ, 19, of Devens, and her passenger, LUCAS THAYER, 32, of Harvard, were both placed under arrest on the following charges:
1. Possession of a class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute
2. Conspiracy to violate the drug laws
POMERANTZ was additionally cited for speeding.
Both were released on personal recognizance and will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court on Monday.