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Chelmsford Man Faces Drug Charges After Tewksbury Arrest

A New Hampshire man and a Chelmsford man were taken into custody on Friday.

Philip Demeris, 30, of Chelmsford. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
Philip Demeris, 30, of Chelmsford. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
A Chelmsford man was one of two people arrested by Tewksbury Police after officers witnessed an alleged drug deal.

Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan said detectives watched the drug transaction and subsequently seized multiple oxycodone pills.

Following the incident, officers arrested Philip Demeris, 30, of 38 Graniteville Road, Chelmsford, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a Class B substance.

In addition, Arthur Voutselas, 22, of 25 Robsinson Road, Nashua, N.H., was arrested. Police also charged him with distribution of a Class B substance for the oxycodone pills.

Demeris and Vouteselas are each scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday.
LTG March 04, 2014 at 11:45 AM
I work and live in Chelmsford. I also have children and I agree that it is important to keep Chelmsford Safe, but I also believe that it is important for people in our town to be supportive. I do not believe that publicly announcing your dismissal of a company because of one person's actions is supportive in anyway. If you choose not to use a company I understand that, but I don't believe that it needs to be put up on the internet. Instead of criticizing or judging, why not offer support. I believe it is safe to say we have all at one point in our lives struggled with something major or minor. There are probably more people out there then you'd realize in the same situation as this man, and are still being hired because it's not posted all over the news and internet. I do not believe that his business has or will change at all. Gold Star is a reputable company in town and will continue to be. The company has great employees and TWO great owners.
Ido hair March 05, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Knowledge is power and I feel I have every right to know who I’m hiring to work on my property. I refuse to spend my hard earned money to help support a drug habit. Let’s face it, this isn’t just a drug that people dabble in. They’re all IN or all OUT! This drug destroys the lives of everyone involved. It is a very unfortunate situation but until someone hits rock bottom and wants help there is nothing anyone can do. I will not use this company anymore and be an enabler. I like to sleep at night.
LTG March 06, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Just to clarify it was oxycodone, not oxycontin. Both can be addictive and dangerous, but usually those who have addictions buy oxycontin because it is stronger. I also believe that if this man has a true issue, his partner and co-owner of Gold Star will go about this situation in the most appropriate manner. I agree that no one wants to waste their hard earned money, but if you were happy with the company and felt they offered you good serve maybe it is worth while to discuss your concerns with the other owner of the company.
Ido hair March 06, 2014 at 04:29 PM
This is actually comical. It's the SAME DRUG! The active ingredient in OxyContin is oxycodone but OxyContin (a brand name derived from "oxycodone continuous") has a time-release mechanism, which means the drug is released in the body over a period of time and patients have to take the drug less often. Addicts peel off the time released coating and crush and snort the pills to get high. There is no difference. Don't let anyone fool you. It's synthetic heroin.
Ido hair March 06, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Furthermore, I assure you if someone is doing OXY they have a "true issue" as you put it. It's only a matter of time before he's robbing the other owner blind if he hasn't already.

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