by Matt Schooley
An Andover man was arrested on drug charges this weekend, during a joint investigation by Andover and Tewksbury Police.
Police said that on Saturday, Tewksbury officers combined with Andover Police to investigate drug distribution. The investigation began after Erik Owen, 41, of 486 Lowell Street, Andover, was arrested on drug charges by Andover Police.
That led to the search of a home at 94 Longmeadow Road, Tewksbury. During the search police located and seized 550 grams of heroin, a handgun and ammunition, Tewksbury Police said.
As a result, Owen was charged with trafficking heroin over 200 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, and unlawful possession of ammunition.