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Tewksbury hopes arrests send message: Drug dealers stay out

There are 88 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Tewksbury hopes arrests send message: Drug dealers stay out. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Police here are hoping their cocaine bust in a fast-food parking lot Thursday night not only puts a dent in the local drug trade, but also sends a message to would-be dealers.

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shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#21 Sep 7, 2008
Nivea wrote:
"Tewksbury PD is a corrupt GANG. Straight down to Srg. John powers Stealing my money and your money on tax dollars. To the chiefs son in law Neil McLaughlin the Tewksbury PD dispatcher sexually assaulting another dispatcher. This department has been the target of many law suits in just a couple years. Tewksbury PD needs to take their war on drugs page down on their website and put up a war on lawsuits page. Drugs is the least of this departments problem and definitely the least of this communities problem. I admit it is a problem. although this department needs to fix their own issues before they should be allowed to "patrol" these streets."
No, not everyone on the Tewksbury Police Dept is in a "gang" or corrupt. There are many men and women in blue who lay their lives on the line for their community! This is just one of many great achievements for the Tewksbury PD. Unfortunately, every department has a bad bunch but that shouldn't overshadow the entire Department. So again, I say THANK YOU to the Tewksbury PD. Without you more drugs would have ended up on the street! Job well done!!!!
Yeah thats obvious i know many tewksbury officers that do there job right then i know many tewksbury pigs that shouldn't be allowed to clean dog crap..and btw thanks for your concern about drugs its always good to see another brain washed american
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#22 Sep 7, 2008
Annual Causes of Death in the United States

Tobacco 435,000
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity 365,000
Alcohol 85,000
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs 32,000
Marijuana 0

Looking at the figures here it seems "dope" isn't all the bad. Although i choose not to partake in drugs, i believe drugs should be legalized. And also i believe the only reason its not is because these tewksbury detectives the DEA, probation officers, corrections officers and judges would all be out of a job. A long time ago alcohol was illegal too. But once the government figured it would benefit there pockets if they figured out a way to tax these items it was legal. The criminal justice system is a business and nothing more. Give them $1,000,000 to set a murderer free they will. give them $100 to set a pot head doing 5 years for smoking some pot, Tough luck not enough money. Pay to get out of jail is on the monopoly board just like boardwalk and reading railroad. You Tewksbury residents need to study these things. As an EMT, I see many car crashes because of alcohol. many children(6-10 years) overdose on aspirin. Grown men and women getting poisoned by alcohol. But have yet seen someone overdose on Marijuana. Ive had about 5 people so far overdose on cocaine. BUT The numbers of men and women i see on a daily basis suffering from bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer is sickening. Men and Women in there 30's who should be enjoying life but instead cant walk up and down the stairs because of cigarettes, or obesity. I'm not trying to take a shot at tewksbury officers because i see how they have it tough i work with police and fire ALL DAY LONG. im just saying Ive dealt with tewksbury PD many times before and most of them shouldnt be allowed on these streets. Ive dealt with Boston police Medford Police all day and have had some bad run ins with them also but not as bad as this town
nivea

Lowell, MA

#23 Sep 7, 2008
shady88 wrote:
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Yeah thats obvious i know many tewksbury officers that do there job right then i know many tewksbury pigs that shouldn't be allowed to clean dog crap..and btw thanks for your concern about drugs its always good to see another brain washed american
Brain washed? How? Because I'm a NON-crack smoking, herion addict american? Or because I think the men and women who serve and protect our communities deserve an applaud for a job well done? Brain washed...no. College educated...yes! If that makes me brain washed then I'm one step ahead of the junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles in their arms or snort drugs up their nose! Also, who do you call when you or your family need help? The men and woman that would lay their lives on the line for any citizen...the people you sit behind a computer and judge.
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#24 Sep 7, 2008
nivea wrote:
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Brain washed? How? Because I'm a NON-crack smoking, herion addict american? Or because I think the men and women who serve and protect our communities deserve an applaud for a job well done? Brain washed...no. College educated...yes! If that makes me brain washed then I'm one step ahead of the junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles in their arms or snort drugs up their nose! Also, who do you call when you or your family need help? The men and woman that would lay their lives on the line for any citizen...the people you sit behind a computer and judge.
haha i work 24 hour shifts i put my neck on the line everyday I WORK WITH POLICE ALL DAY LONG. Read the posts. I too am very well educated i have a bachelors degree in fire safety. Bachelors means 4 years in case you didn't know read my previous posts about what i see on a daily basis. I too was brainwashed so don't worry about it too much. Im just trying to teach although you can choose to learn your own way. thanks for the reply hope to hear from you again
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#25 Sep 7, 2008
nivea wrote:
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Brain washed? How? Because I'm a NON-crack smoking, herion addict american? Or because I think the men and women who serve and protect our communities deserve an applaud for a job well done? Brain washed...no. College educated...yes! If that makes me brain washed then I'm one step ahead of the junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles in their arms or snort drugs up their nose! Also, who do you call when you or your family need help? The men and woman that would lay their lives on the line for any citizen...the people you sit behind a computer and judge.
Basically my points here- you said in this post junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles, and capitalized choose. That's right they chose. Should they suffer consequences for choosing a bad life style or should they be treated and receive help. Why does the government give these heroin addicts everything? i dont know the answer to that and i hope you do because its bothering me. anyways in my ambulance i have 85 year old people who dont have a damn thing health insurance or financial wise. and i see a 20 year old with three forms of health insurance etc. ALL IM SAYING IS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE ON OTHER THINGS. Go to tewsbury PD website and its completely dedicated to drug arrests. Why not put a dedication to how a tewksbury police officer saved someones life
TEWKSBURY RESIDENT

Chelmsford, MA

#26 Sep 7, 2008
shady88 wrote:
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Basically my points here- you said in this post junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles, and capitalized choose. That's right they chose. Should they suffer consequences for choosing a bad life style or should they be treated and receive help. Why does the government give these heroin addicts everything? i dont know the answer to that and i hope you do because its bothering me. anyways in my ambulance i have 85 year old people who dont have a damn thing health insurance or financial wise. and i see a 20 year old with three forms of health insurance etc. ALL IM SAYING IS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE ON OTHER THINGS. Go to tewsbury PD website and its completely dedicated to drug arrests. Why not put a dedication to how a tewksbury police officer saved someones life
I agree with you 110%.I visit the tewksbury police site almost everyday to see whats happein in my community and notice that the war on drugs page updated all the time. when i look @ the sex offenders page its never updated. that whole scott gangon @ mcdonalds thing i dont know if you have heard of it but from my knowledge i dont think he works there anymore. on the sex offender site it says he still does. just my 2cents
MY DREAM

North Billerica, MA

#27 Sep 7, 2008
Driver wrote:
<quoted text> I have a dream, and in my dream there are no minorities selling drugs in Tewksbury! I have a dream, and in my dream there are no race-baiters crying "racial profiling" every time a drug dealer who happens to be poisoning someone with illegal drugs gets arrested! Yes people, I have a dream, and in my dream all people who engage in poisoning others with their drugs, no matter what tribe they belong to, stay out of Tewksbury! I tell you, people...I have a dream! Oh Lord I have a dream! and in my dream the Tewksbury Police Department commends the officers involved in busting those low-life drug dealers!
oh i have a dream too... one that is way better than urs... and in my dream i was a princess oh yes i was a princess and in my dream all u people had to obey me and to those we dont has to kiss one side of my butt cheek cuhz i got it like that hahaha that was cool
nivea

Lynn, MA

#28 Sep 8, 2008
shady88 wrote:
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Basically my points here- you said in this post junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles, and capitalized choose. That's right they chose. Should they suffer consequences for choosing a bad life style or should they be treated and receive help. Why does the government give these heroin addicts everything? i dont know the answer to that and i hope you do because its bothering me. anyways in my ambulance i have 85 year old people who dont have a damn thing health insurance or financial wise. and i see a 20 year old with three forms of health insurance etc. ALL IM SAYING IS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE ON OTHER THINGS. Go to tewsbury PD website and its completely dedicated to drug arrests. Why not put a dedication to how a tewksbury police officer saved someones life
I am well educated especially on this subject and know what consists of a bachelors degree. I have a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a second degree in Psychology. I also work 24 hr shifts. I work for a Police Dept. and see what comes through on a daily basis. Again, drug users choose to use so no I don't feel sorry for them. Drug users typically get clean and then resort back to their old ways...I've seen it first hand. So please don't sit here behind a computer and tell me that because of your ambulance experience that you think the Officers did something "wrong". If I took your post out of contest then I apologize. But it looks like we are working in the same field...considering your background. But again, I have no respect for anyone that will turn a good drug bust into something other than it is....Job well done
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#30 Sep 8, 2008
nivea wrote:
<quoted text>
I am well educated especially on this subject and know what consists of a bachelors degree. I have a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a second degree in Psychology. I also work 24 hr shifts. I work for a Police Dept. and see what comes through on a daily basis. Again, drug users choose to use so no I don't feel sorry for them. Drug users typically get clean and then resort back to their old ways...I've seen it first hand. So please don't sit here behind a computer and tell me that because of your ambulance experience that you think the Officers did something "wrong". If I took your post out of contest then I apologize. But it looks like we are working in the same field...considering your background. But again, I have no respect for anyone that will turn a good drug bust into something other than it is....Job well done
No if anything according to this article it seems that the police did what there job consists of. How ever i worked for a private ambulance company that covered tewksbury back up and the police I've dealt with in that town should worry about there own department first. In my opinion drugs in tewksbury IS a problem just not the biggest. Srg casey who is in this article is a first class officer ive dealt with him before and have never had a bad run in with him. There was this one time i did a back up call and i wont give the cops name- VERY long story short there was a MVC and the women involved in the crash had a warrant for her arrest. Me and my partner were trying to do our job while letting this cop do his. Our job wasn't being done properly due to the fact this cop wouldn't let us treat her injuries and in the mean time threatened to "kick my @SS" because i wanted to take her BP. And good for you being in the CJ field, which was my first choice but have a daughter on the way and haven't started school for it yet. I too apologize if i took your post the wrong way, but i just wanted to get my voice heard. Good arrest on the cops part bad past with this Dept.
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#31 Sep 8, 2008
TEWKSBURY RESIDENT wrote:
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I agree with you 110%.I visit the tewksbury police site almost everyday to see whats happein in my community and notice that the war on drugs page updated all the time. when i look @ the sex offenders page its never updated. that whole scott gangon @ mcdonalds thing i dont know if you have heard of it but from my knowledge i dont think he works there anymore. on the sex offender site it says he still does. just my 2cents
Very good point. Yes I read about that a while back. and looked at the Tewksbury sex offender list and his work address is still listed as Mcdonalds. I'm also not sure if he is still employed there.
anoymous

Pepperell, MA

#32 Sep 10, 2008
shady88 wrote:
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Basically my points here- you said in this post junkies who CHOOSE to stick needles, and capitalized choose. That's right they chose. Should they suffer consequences for choosing a bad life style or should they be treated and receive help. Why does the government give these heroin addicts everything? i dont know the answer to that and i hope you do because its bothering me. anyways in my ambulance i have 85 year old people who dont have a damn thing health insurance or financial wise. and i see a 20 year old with three forms of health insurance etc. ALL IM SAYING IS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE ON OTHER THINGS. Go to tewsbury PD website and its completely dedicated to drug arrests. Why not put a dedication to how a tewksbury police officer saved someones life
Check again if heroin addicts got the help they needed from their insurance companys then they would have a chance to get help. Ever try to get an addict help ? Insurance allows 7 day detox that doesnt do #$%^ they need long term help and insurance will not cover it. Most relatives dont have the money to pay for private rehab 6,000.00 to 40,000.oo for treatment. I know lots of addicts who are begging for treatment but cant afford it.
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#33 Sep 11, 2008
anoymous wrote:
<quoted text>Check again if heroin addicts got the help they needed from their insurance companys then they would have a chance to get help. Ever try to get an addict help ? Insurance allows 7 day detox that doesnt do #$%^ they need long term help and insurance will not cover it. Most relatives dont have the money to pay for private rehab 6,000.00 to 40,000.oo for treatment. I know lots of addicts who are begging for treatment but cant afford it.
My post was taken in the wrong way. about 9 out of 10 people i come in contact with as an EMT are drug addicts(which is why im defending them) 9 out of 10 of those addicts want help.but cant afford it. The thing here what im saying is why does the government help them financially. In my opinion its this way- here's 300$ a month(barely enough to survive) go get high BUT THATS IT. That's the way i look at it. What they should do is give these people motivation to stop. They should say heres some money to survive but one condition. Go to college. Get your GED. "Ever try to get an addict help" Countless times pamphlets, The run around of why drugs aren't good for you. Names of rehab centers etc. I'm always here to help people drug addicts or not they're people. Ive spent hours on this site doing nothing but defending them. Which is why in my posts i said that they should be treated instead of thrown in jail. Once a person is thrown in jail they have NOTHING to look forward to when they get out. No job no money no family. So where does that leave them- on the streets selling drugs. Then what?, getting high on the stuff they're selling. I always try to help them. ALWAYS!!!!!!!! call them back on feedback to see how they're doing. ALWAYS talk to the hospital staff to see how they're doing or if they're out how they did.
anoymous

Pepperell, MA

#34 Sep 17, 2008
shady88 wrote:
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My post was taken in the wrong way. about 9 out of 10 people i come in contact with as an EMT are drug addicts(which is why im defending them) 9 out of 10 of those addicts want help.but cant afford it. The thing here what im saying is why does the government help them financially. In my opinion its this way- here's 300$ a month(barely enough to survive) go get high BUT THATS IT. That's the way i look at it. What they should do is give these people motivation to stop. They should say heres some money to survive but one condition. Go to college. Get your GED. "Ever try to get an addict help" Countless times pamphlets, The run around of why drugs aren't good for you. Names of rehab centers etc. I'm always here to help people drug addicts or not they're people. Ive spent hours on this site doing nothing but defending them. Which is why in my posts i said that they should be treated instead of thrown in jail. Once a person is thrown in jail they have NOTHING to look forward to when they get out. No job no money no family. So where does that leave them- on the streets selling drugs. Then what?, getting high on the stuff they're selling. I always try to help them. ALWAYS!!!!!!!! call them back on feedback to see how they're doing. ALWAYS talk to the hospital staff to see how they're doing or if they're out how they did.
Yes I have dealt with addicts, the addicts I know are not getting the help they need due to insurance issues, they are discrimnated. Please explain why you think the government helps heroin addicts. I know other recovering addicts that really want to change but no longer have family or friends to help them start over, you say the goverment can help ? Please let me know how.
Mr Mackey

Randolph, MA

#35 Sep 18, 2008
dtugs are bad mmmkay?
Mr Mackey

Randolph, MA

#36 Sep 18, 2008
drugs even...
Shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#37 Sep 23, 2008
anoymous wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I have dealt with addicts, the addicts I know are not getting the help they need due to insurance issues, they are discrimnated. Please explain why you think the government helps heroin addicts. I know other recovering addicts that really want to change but no longer have family or friends to help them start over, you say the goverment can help ? Please let me know how.
Government can't help(well, doesn't want to). What i see on a regular basis is Police throwing them in jail and like I said before jail doesn't help anyone. If anything that makes it worse. Someone stated before that insurance covers 7 day's in rehab. If you look at it like this for ex: Someone starts doing heroin when they're 20. It took them 20 years to do heroin so it's not going to take overnight to cure.And definitely not 7 days. You said "the addicts I know are not getting the help they need due to insurance issues, they are discrimnated".... They are indeed discriminated. And in more areas than that. Health insurance, A person with a drug arrest can't receive financial aid for college. And nowadays you don't see people with this disease working decent jobs. EVERYONE and i mean EVERYONE frowns upon drug addicts because this country is brainwashed in thinking only drug addicts commit crime. One of my best friends was working 2 full time jobs with a kid. Both jobs minimum wage, never touched a drug. And also couldn't support a family with 80+ hours a week. So he robbed a liqueur store with a BB gun. Not the smartest thing in the world and it has bad news written all over it. But lets say my career comes to an end tomorrow and my daughter doesn't have food or diapers. What does the government want me to do. Take their food stamps that doesn't buy clothes for the baby or diapers. Take their 300$ a month for expenses. No way the government wants me to sell drugs. Its making them money by the billions. And i feel for your friends/ family that need help as do most of my patients but my advice is always here. Beat the system and play the game and you'll do fine. One of my co-workers went from being an EMT wanting nothing more than saving lives to going to the police academy to wanting nothing more than arresting everyone for drugs. That's the government and thats what they do.
shady all right

Lowell, MA

#39 Sep 23, 2008
shady88 wrote:
<quoted text>
No if anything according to this article it seems that the police did what there job consists of. How ever i worked for a private ambulance company that covered tewksbury back up and the police I've dealt with in that town should worry about there own department first. In my opinion drugs in tewksbury IS a problem just not the biggest. Srg casey who is in this article is a first class officer ive dealt with him before and have never had a bad run in with him. There was this one time i did a back up call and i wont give the cops name- VERY long story short there was a MVC and the women involved in the crash had a warrant for her arrest. Me and my partner were trying to do our job while letting this cop do his. Our job wasn't being done properly due to the fact this cop wouldn't let us treat her injuries and in the mean time threatened to "kick my @SS" because i wanted to take her BP. And good for you being in the CJ field, which was my first choice but have a daughter on the way and haven't started school for it yet. I too apologize if i took your post the wrong way, but i just wanted to get my voice heard. Good arrest on the cops part bad past with this Dept.
Learn your role, as an emt, you are lower than whales sh!t on the public safety ladder. Perhaps its a shock to you but people will often fake injuries to get out of being arrested. Furthermore, many cops are in fact emt's themselves and equally capable of treating injuries. So if you respond to a mva and the officer is trying to make an arrest I would advise you put away your hero urge and do as your told. Before you start to bash me I too am an emt. I nor anybody else is impressed with all your wordly experience and your war stories. Stop giving the ems community a bad rap.
anoymous

Pepperell, MA

#40 Sep 23, 2008
Shady88 wrote:
<quoted text>
Government can't help(well, doesn't want to). What i see on a regular basis is Police throwing them in jail and like I said before jail doesn't help anyone. If anything that makes it worse. Someone stated before that insurance covers 7 day's in rehab. If you look at it like this for ex: Someone starts doing heroin when they're 20. It took them 20 years to do heroin so it's not going to take overnight to cure.And definitely not 7 days. You said "the addicts I know are not getting the help they need due to insurance issues, they are discrimnated".... They are indeed discriminated. And in more areas than that. Health insurance, A person with a drug arrest can't receive financial aid for college. And nowadays you don't see people with this disease working decent jobs. EVERYONE and i mean EVERYONE frowns upon drug addicts because this country is brainwashed in thinking only drug addicts commit crime. One of my best friends was working 2 full time jobs with a kid. Both jobs minimum wage, never touched a drug. And also couldn't support a family with 80+ hours a week. So he robbed a liqueur store with a BB gun. Not the smartest thing in the world and it has bad news written all over it. But lets say my career comes to an end tomorrow and my daughter doesn't have food or diapers. What does the government want me to do. Take their food stamps that doesn't buy clothes for the baby or diapers. Take their 300$ a month for expenses. No way the government wants me to sell drugs. Its making them money by the billions. And i feel for your friends/ family that need help as do most of my patients but my advice is always here. Beat the system and play the game and you'll do fine. One of my co-workers went from being an EMT wanting nothing more than saving lives to going to the police academy to wanting nothing more than arresting everyone for drugs. That's the government and thats what they do.
I agree the goverment has to have a play in it. Look at the history of heroin it gets out of control during war time. It always have and always will. Ever watch the shows on tv on the drug dens in different counrys ? We film them, know they are illegal, learn their ways and air it, and let it continue to kill our citizens. Our goverment will never shut them down because its their only source of money. Our government would rather let our people die and let these other countries contribute to killing our children so that they can make a living. These countries are depending on turning Americas into addicts to keep their familys alive, this is murder in my eyes. I am directing this to opiate growing countries.
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#42 Sep 24, 2008
shady all right wrote:
<quoted text>Learn your role, as an emt, you are lower than whales **** on the public safety ladder. Perhaps its a shock to you but people will often fake injuries to get out of being arrested. Furthermore, many cops are in fact emt's themselves and equally capable of treating injuries. So if you respond to a mva and the officer is trying to make an arrest I would advise you put away your hero urge and do as your told. Before you start to bash me I too am an emt. I nor anybody else is impressed with all your wordly experience and your war stories. Stop giving the ems community a bad rap.
You're an EMT?. Where is this hero urge coming from. If anyone is giving the EMS community a bad rap its you. I'm defending MY patients. As an EMT you should know the first role of being an EMT is personal safety SECOND is being a patient advocate. So open up your EMT book and keep reading. Or else close it and go to the police academy. I think a humans life is far more important than making an arrest on a warrant. Especially for parking tickets or the governments other means of income. Lets hope when someone in your family is in cardiac arrest he doesn't have a warrant for his arrest. And i hope to god your not the "EMT" on scene.
shady88

Chelmsford, MA

#43 Sep 24, 2008

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