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Cops: New York man had altered fingerprints, arrested for drugs

A New York man arrested by Peabody police on Saturday allegedly altered his fingerprints to avoid identification.

boston peabody drugs crime The drugs and cash Peabody police found on a New York man who allegedly altered his fingerprints to avoid identification.
Credit: Peabody police

A New York man arrested by Peabody police on Saturday allegedly altered his fingerprints to avoid identification.

Peabody police said they arrested a man from Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday while conducting an investigation into illegal drugs sales in the city's downtown area.

The man, who police did not identify, was found to be in possession of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, all of which were individually packaged for sale, police said. Police also found him in possession of $1,300 in cash.

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A police dog from Everett led police to a "sophisticated drug hide" in the man's 2005 Lexus. It was found within the radio in the dashboard.

Later, the man gave police a false identification and a false New York driver's license. Police determined the man had partially altered his fingerprints to avoid detection and identification.

The man is due in court on Monday.

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