Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 20, 2014

Four arrested on drug charges at gas station

Police arrested four people at the Mobil gas station on River Road last week after police detectives witness evidence of drug use inside a suspicious vehicle.

At 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, two detectives were on a routine patrol along River Road when they saw “a car parked next to the gas pump not refueling,” Commander Charles Heseltine said.

The officers pulled up next to the vehicle and saw, among the four passengers, “a female twirling something around her arm, which appeared to be consistent with someone trying to affix a tourniquet,” Heseltine said.

When police got out of the car, they saw one of the passengers “drawing a substance out of a small blue plastic container into a needle,” he said.

Two of the occupants put up a fight when police asked the individuals to get out of the vehicle, and had to be “physically removed,” said Heseltine, who added the people were “holding onto the gear shift lever.”

In addition to drug charges, the two suspects were also charged with resisting arrest.

Arrested in the incident were:

Lina Abdalla, 27, of 8 Todd Lane, Lynnfield, charged with possession of a class A drug and on four warrants;

Natalya Barnard, 20, of 171 Beach Bluff Ave., Swampscott, charged with possession of a class A drug;

Antonio Garcia, 29, of 134 Western Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, charged with resisting arrest and possession of a class B drug; and

Crystal Hogan, 28, of 116 Pond St., Newton, N.H., charged with resisting arrest, possession of a class A drug and possession of a class B drug.


The following items were reported in Andover police logs from Monday, March 10 to Sunday, March 16:


Monday, March. 10 — At 12:02 p.m., police made two drug-related arrests on Union Street. Felicia DeCubellis, 22, of 23 Minchin Drive, Woburn, and Bryan Perry, 28, of 24 Elm Ave., Woburn, were both charged with possession of a class A drug.

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