A Lynn man, who reportedly sold drugs from a North Reading auto repair shop, a Peabody convenience store and his Lynn home, has been arrested.
North Reading Police arrested Tyler King, 24, of Lynn, and charged him with possessing a Class A substance (heroin) and distributing a Class A substance (heroin).
The State Police Violent Fugitive Team notified North Reading Police that King might be selling heroin out of an auto repair shop on Main Street in North Reading, a convenience store in Peabody and his home in Lynn, according to North Reading Police.
At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, detectives began surveillance of King at the North Reading auto repair shop. At about 1:30 p.m., a 34-year-old Framingham woman arrived at the auto shop.
According to North Reading Police:
“King came out of the shop with an engine diagnostic tool in his hands and immediately plugged the tool into the woman's car. Police observed that this was not normal mechanic-customer activity, and the continued to observe. King was seen removing something from the driver's side compartment and putting it into his pocket. The women then drove away. King then drove to a local convenience store, where he met with another male.”
Police stopped both King and the Framingham woman’s vehicles. Police found two bags of heroin in the Framingham woman’s car and a larger quantity of heroin in King’s vehicle.
Police arrested King. He will be back in court on July 28 for a pre-trial hearing.
The Framingham woman will be summonsed to court at a later date for possessing a Class A substance (heroin).
"Swift and aggressive police work has today taken a heroin dealer out of our community," said North Reading Police Chief Michael Murphy. "I want to praise the teamwork shown between the North Reading Police Department, the State Police, and out other law enforcement partners that resulted in good information, a solid surveillance program, and the speedy arrest of a dangerous drug dealer."