NORTH READING (CBS) – A Lynn man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly dealing heroin out of a North Reading auto repair shop.

North Reading police said they were tipped off by the State Police Violent Fugitive Team that Tyler King, 24, of Lynn, might be selling heroin out of an auto repair shop on Main Street in North Reading, a convenience store in Peabody, and in Lynn.

Police detectives began surveillance of King at the repair shop Tuesday morning.

According to police, a woman, identified as Elizabeth DaSilva, 34, of Framingham, arrived at the shop Tuesday afternoon in a Ford Explorer and King came out and immediately plugged an engine diagnostic tool into the SUV. They then allegedly saw King remove something from the driver’s side compartment and put it in his pocket before the woman drove away.

Officers continued to watch King and DaSilva and later stopped each of their cars separately.

Police said they found two bags of heroin in DaSilva’s SUV and a larger quantity of heroin in King’s car.

King was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of heroin. He will be in court July 28 for a pre-trial hearing.

DaSilva will be summonsed to court at a later date for possession of heroin.



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