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July 25, 2013

Essex Police/Fire: Ipswich man faces drug charges

Essex Police/Fire

ESSEX — Police arrested an Ipswich man after receiving a call from Ipswich police about an erratic operator driving into Essex Monday at 6:31 p.m.

Alexander Jepson, 31, of County Road, was stopped on John Wise Avenue and is being charged with unlawful possession of prescription drugs, driving with an open container of alcohol and passing a car in a no passing zone.

Police said there were also young children in the car, and indicated that one of the prescription drugs was Klonopin.

A neighborly dispute that drew a police response Sunday at 1 p.m. ended peacefully.

According to police, officers responded to a call about two men arguing on Wood Drive, with one initially alleging he had been assaulted by the other. Police said the men were informed of their rights, but it was not a breach of the peace and there was no witness to the incident.

As of Wednesday, police said there have been no charges sought as a result of the incident.

On Monday, police responded to a noise complaint on Coral Hill Road at 10:46 p.m. and told a Wood Drive resident to keep their music down.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at

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