SHREWSBURY — On Thursday, May 26, Officer Dimos Georgiadis of the Shrewsbury Police Department checked on an idling vehicle in the parking lot of the CVS located at 197 Boston Turnpike.
“I, Officer Dimos Georgiadis checked on a vehicle in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, at 197 Boston Turnpike, a private lot where the public has the right of access as licenses or invitees,” wrote Officer Georgiadis in his Statement of Facts in Support of Application for Criminal Complaint for the incident submitted to Westborough District Court.
The car didn’t pass a safety inspection. Officer Georgiadis ran the plates and learned that the vehicle was registered to Ashley Tierney, 33, of Bridge Street in Lowell.
“The vehicle was parked at the same location, with its engine still running for approximately 10 minutes,” wrote Officer Georgiadis in his Statement of Facts. “The operator identified herself as the registered owner. While I was talking to Tierney about the vehicle’s registration, I saw a full hypodermic needle, with what appeared to be blood, in the center console.”
Officer Georgiadis said that at that time, a male passenger who walked into the CVS prior to his discussion with Tierney “came out of the pharmacy and began yelling, ‘Whatever is in the car is mine.’” The man was later identified as James Guthrie, 41, of Main Street, Townsend.
“A search of the vehicle revealed multiple needles, along with two tied cornered bags of a brown powdery substance,” wrote Officer Georgiadis. “Based on my training and experience, I recognize that to be Heroin. One of those bags was found inside Tierney’s wallet, which was located inside her purse.”
Tierney was arrested and charged with Possession of a Class A Substance (heroin).
Officer Georgiadis found another bag of heroin inside a pack of cigarettes where Guthrie was sitting. In addition to the heroin, the officer also found a small, 250mg veil of testosterone (an anabolic steroid) inside one of Guthrie’s bags.
Guthrie was charged with Possession of a Class A Substance (heroin) and Possession of a Class E Substance (testosterone).
Guthrie and Tierney were arraigned in Westborough District Court on May 27 where they were released on their own personal recognizance (Guthrie was released under the condition that he go to “RCA” Recovery Centers of America). They are set to appear in court again for a pretrial hearing on August 11.