Shrewsbury police arrest Kentucky man for trafficking methamphetamine


Shrewsbury police arrest Kentucky man for trafficking methamphetamine
Shrewsbury police have charged a Kentucky man with trafficking methamphetamine. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Police Department arrested Shawn Lambert, 42, of La Grange, Ky., and charged him with trafficking methamphetamine following a Jan. 16 traffic stop on Boston Turnpike.

At 1:57 a.m., a Shrewsbury officer noticed a white truck and attached gray trailer traveling westbound on Boston Turnpike, according to a statement of facts filed in Westborough District Court. The trailer reportedly did not have working rear lights, and there wasn’t a visible registration on any part of both vehicles.

Lambert, the driver of the truck, told police he had temporary registration, but dispatch was unable to confirm it, according to the court documents. Dispatch later determined Lambert had been operating on a suspended Kentucky license, according to police.

When officers searched the vehicle, they reported finding a set of silver brass knuckles located in the center console and a small pipe believed to be used for smoking narcotics behind the center console within arm’s reach of the driver’s seat.

Crystal methamphetamine was discovered in the pipe’s reservoir, according to the statement of facts.

According to the statement of facts, additional paraphernalia was later discovered inside the vehicle, including a brown bag with multiple glass pipes and a sock with a “large baggy” of approximately 34 grams of what appeared to be crystal methamphetamine.

Lambert was taken into custody and faces charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon and trafficking 18-36 grams of methamphetamine.

A judge with the Westborough District court set Lambert’s bail at $10,000. In documents explaining the reasons for ordering bail, the court listed Lambert’s criminal history and the fact he has no ties to Massachusetts.

Lambert has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Feb. 13.

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