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Beverly police arrest two Salem men on multiple drug charges

Posted by Terri Ogan  June 19, 2013 08:42 AM

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Beverly police arrested two Salem men on June 14 in the Gloucester Crossing area on multiple drug accounts after an officer observed a car with possible window tint violation.

Leonardo Reyes, 24, and Rudy Reyes, 20, were charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (cocaine), drug violation within 500 feet of a school, and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Leonardo was additionally charged with a window tint violation.

The two men, who told Beverly officer Tom Nolan that they are not brothers, were arraigned at Salem District Court.

On Friday, Nolan pulled over Leonardo for a window tint violation after he turned onto Simon Street, according to a statement from Officer Mike Bocuzzi.

Nolan suspected both men were attempting to secrete drugs by swallowing them and ordered both men out of the vehicle, the statement said.

Once out of the vehicle, Nolan recovered two small twists of what was believed to be cocaine from Rudy Reyes. The officer searched the car and retrieved 11 more corner twists of the suspected drug, in addition to $1,1717, an additional $253 from Rudy and another $360 from Leonardo, the police report said.

In total, Nolan seized $2,330 in cash and approximately $950 worth of cocaine.

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