Man Initially Arrested on Heroin Charges in Pelham Now Accused of Giving False ID
PELHAM — A man who was initially suspected of selling heroin now faces several other charges after police said he gave officers a false identity.
Over the past four weeks, the Pelham Police Department’s Criminal Bureau has been investigation heroin sales.
Police said detectives have been gathering information about large scale heroin deliveries to several Pelham addresses. Police identified the car involved with the deliveries and got a photo of the suspect.
On Sept. 14, police found the car in town and pulled it over.
The driver was identified by his Massachusetts driver’s license as George Santana-Santos, of Lawrence, Massachusetts. His car was seized for a search warrant.
Several days later, officers found that the man was really Reynaldo Mejia, 28, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and that he had purchased documents to obtain a Massachusetts license, police said.
On Thursday, an arrest warrant was signed for Mejia. He is charged with operating without a valid license, disobeying an officer, falsifying physical evidence, driver’s license prohibitions and possession of a false ID.
Members of the Pelham Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department Street Crimes Unit arrested Mejia without incident.
Immigration Customs Enforcement was contacted and is assisting with this investigation.
Mejia was held on bail and was scheduled to be arraigned at Hillsborough County Superior Court South.