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Lynn pair faces drug trafficking charges

PEABODY — Two Lynn residents are facing methamphetamine trafficking charges after a single-car crash into a telephone pole on Lynn Street Tuesday afternoon.

Chanda Kol, 36, of 21 Chase St. in Lynn was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and several motor-vehicle related charges. Police also arrested Amanda Dexter, 27, of 11 Cook St. in Lynn for trafficking in methamphetamine.

Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Peabody police got a call about a car hitting a telephone pole near 272 Lynn St., according to Peabody Police Captain Dennis Bonaiuto. When officers got to the scene, several witnesses said they saw two people walking away from the accident toward Spring Pond Road.

“The witnesses provided a description of the operator and the passenger of the vehicle,” said Bonaiuto.

Additional officers and the K-9 unit were called to the scene to help find the two suspects and to search the car. During the search of the vehicle, police found several hypodermic needles and a prescription bottle that, after field testing, appeared to contain amphetamines and MDMA.

A short time after the car was searched, Kol and Dexter were located and arrested near Oakcrest Road in Lynn.

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