Chief Ryan Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department arrested and charged a drug dealer with trafficking narcotics after an investigation by the Tewksbury Police Narcotics Unit.

As a result of aggressive work by Tewksbury Police detectives, JAN PAUL BAERGA-MARIANI, AGE 29, OF LAWRENCE, was arrested and charged with: 

  • Trafficking in Cocaine, 200 Grams of More
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number in the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (Two Counts)
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Possession of a Class E Substance
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License

The suspect was held as a fugitive from justice on three outstanding warrants from courts in Lowell and Lawrence.

Additionally, the suspect is being held on a full extradition warrant for domestic violence out of a court in Puerto Rico.

As a result of information developed over the course of a narcotics investigation,  police located and arrested BAERGA-MARIANI.

During a search conducted subsequent to the arrest, police found:

  • About 208 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine
  • A vial containing more white powdery substance
  • More than three dozen loose 9mm bullets
  • 2 bill pottles containing prescription drugs not prescribed to BAERGA-MARIANI
  • A 9mm handgun with the serial number removed, loaded with a full 13-round magazine
  • A 10-round magazine containing five rounds
  • A 15-round magazine containing eight rounds
  • Multiple cell phones
  • A quantity of cash in separate bundles
  • A green plastic bag containing a blue pill

BAERGA-MARIANI was booked at the Tewksbury Police Department. He is being held without bail at the Tewksbury Police Department and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Lowell District Court. 

“This is a great example of solid detective work and interagency cooperation by our local drug task force.  I am grateful for the hard work by all involved,” Chief Columbus said. “Special thanks to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and NEMLEC SWAT for their assistance.”

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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