3 Lynn residents were arrested for heroin trafficking during a traffic stop, police say

The vehicle was initially pulled over for speeding and drifting over marked lanes, police said.

–Massachusetts State Police

Three Lynn residents were arrested for trafficking heroin early Thursday morning after police stopped the vehicle they were in for speeding in Sturbridge, authorities said Friday.

A Massachusetts State Police trooper pulled over a Honda CRV heading east on Interstate 84 around 12:30 a.m. after the vehicle was seen speeding and drifting over roadway lines, according to a press release.

The driver, Juan Jaquez, 27, and his two passengers, Yanet Lopez Mendoza, 38, and Daniel Rivera-Rosario, 49, could not confirm to police that they knew the owner of the SUV, officials said.

With assistance from a state police K-9 unit, authorities found approximately 2.5 kilograms of a substance believed to be heroin in the SUV as well as $850 in cash, the statement said.

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Jaquez, Lopez Mendoza, and Rivera-Rosario were arrested and charged with trafficking in heroin, police said. Jaquez was also cited for speeding and a marked lanes violation.

All three suspects were arraigned in Dudley District Court Thursday, according to the statement.