LAWRENCE (CBS) — A 35-year-old Lawrence man is facing several charges after police allegedly found seven kilos of heroin, two guns and more than $350,000 in cash during a multi-agency search of his home and a truck on Friday.
Lawrence police, State Police and the Attorney General’s office detective unit were involved with the operation.
On Friday, officers stopped a car leaving the Allyn Terrace home. Police allegedly found a bag in the car that contained five kilograms of heroin.
The driver, who initially gave a fake name, police say, was later identified Alexander Santana-Dume. He has been charged with trafficking in heroin; reckless operation of a motor vehicle; and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Santana-Dume was also found to have multiple outstanding warrants in Massachusetts for allegedly trafficking cocaine and in New Hampshire for selling crack cocaine. He was charged on those warrants and also for providing a false name to police and being a fugitive from justice.
Police say his house was the target of the investigation. After getting a search warrant, investigators allegedly found two more kilograms of heroin, a pair of semi-automatic handguns, ammunition, presses used to shape drugs into rectangular forms in which they are sold, and about $45,000 in cash.
Troopers and officers also recovered a Chevrolet Malibu and Ford F150 pickup truck parked at the home.
After getting a warrant for the truck, police allegedly found about $320,000 believed to connected to the drug operation.
Santana-Dume was arraigned on Friday in Lawrence District Court. He was ordered held on $1 million cash bail.