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Suspect Arrested on Heroin, Firearm Charges

Two men were arrested in Haverhill, Massachusetts, after one suspect was found to be in possession of heroin and an illegal firearm Saturday night, state police confirm.

Two men were arrested in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Saturday night after one suspect was found to be in possession of heroin and an illegal firearm, state police confirm.

Around 5:30 p.m., a trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 495 southbound for a motor vehicle violation.

Investigation yielded that the passenger of the vehicle, 23-year-old Michael Griffin of Dover, New Hampshire, was in possession of an illegal 9mm pistol and 24.5 grams of heroin. In addition, the motorist identified as 23-year-old Joseph Roberts of Middleton, New Hampshire, was found to have a suspended license in Massachusetts.

Both Griffin and Roberts were found to be in possession of nearly $22,000. The money was wrapped in bundles- consistent with the purchase of narcotics.

Griffin was held on $250,000 pending his arraignment in Haverhill District Court. He is charged with possession of a firearm with an FID card and trafficking heroin, morphine, or opium.

Roberts is charged with speeding and operating with a suspended license. He was released on bail. 

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