Woburn Man, Woman Arrested During Drug Bust

Pair arrested on drug possession and distribution charges.


A Woburn man and woman were arrested on drug possession and distribution charges last Tuesday.

Paige E. Gallagher, 22, of 18 Spring Court Ext., and Nicholas C. McMaster, 22, also of 18 Spring Court Ext., were arrested and charged with: Possession of a Class B Drug (Oxycodone/Percocet), Possess to Distribute Class B Drug (Oxycodone/Percocet), and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law (Distribute Oxycodone/Percocet).

Police reported the pair were arrested during a Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force investigation with the Woburn Police Nov. 13.

According to police, Gallagher and McMaster are known to officers as Percocet distributors and also have a record of selling marijuana in 2009.

Woburn Police stopped Gallagher's vehicle on Montvale Avenue as part of the investigation. During a search of the vehicle, police found three Oxycodone/Percocet tablets in the car, and Gallagher also revealed she had several other tablets in baggies under her bra.

Police reported that over 100 Oxycodone/Percocet pills were recovered, as well as drug distribution paraphenalia.

Nicholas McLaughlin November 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Who's the real criminal? The people who get addicted to it and have to sell it to make a living and feed their addiction or the corporations who sole want to make a profit and don't necessarily care about the "collateral-damage" or is it the government for loosely regulating drugs? Don't blame the oppressed, Blame the oppressor.
Nicholas McLaughlin November 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Earnhardt November 20, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Agree all the way,
Earnhardt November 20, 2012 at 03:58 AM
These were two people with past records for distribution. They deserve what they get. And they should be booted out of public housing. You break the law, you lose. This is not a couple of first time offenders we are talking about,
John Wright November 20, 2012 at 04:12 AM
They should try smoking some weed.
susan beacon November 20, 2012 at 06:06 AM
These two people have no past records of distribution or anything else for that matter. They have not been found guilty in a court of law for anything!
cee jr. November 20, 2012 at 06:23 AM
Get them all out of the projects! Every single solitary person engaging in illegal criminal actiivity. Get out! Let some deserving law abiding person or family who is eligible for public housing move in. I am writing this working out on the cold right now so part of my hard earned money can subsidize these dirtbag's lifestyle. I'm sure they are getting a good night's sleep. In a nice warm bed!
proud parent November 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM
These two don't deserve anything...children,free housing..take it all away!!!!...your not a good mom if your getting into this kind of trouble.it makes me sick
Earnhardt November 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Are known to police and have a record of selling marijuana in 2009... that's a record I believe
susan beacon November 20, 2012 at 01:37 PM
My bad, I guess there may be a record and I would like to know what you are hiding "proud parent" that you can't even post your name??
proud parent November 20, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Why do I need to put my name! Just speaking my mind like everyone else! Tell me I'm wrong. Sorry don't think people like that should keep their kids.its how I feel
Earnhardt November 20, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I don't blame you proud parent, use an alias. If you don't people will call you and scream at you if they don't like your postings. It happened to me way back when. But they got my wife, and she didn't have any idea what they were talking about but they trashed her anyways. So I changed my name. Sad state of affairs, but it beats the 2am phone calls.
proud parent November 20, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I just know one of them personally..people don't need to know who I am. I saw first hand,I'm not surprised this happened
susan beacon November 20, 2012 at 03:09 PM
now i see why you won't post your name you know one of them and don't want them to know what you personally think of them. understandable
proud parent November 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM
It has already started at the other end..I am grown up thank you very much..and if were grown up Paige,you wouldn't have made the choice u did.I feel sorry for ur kids and family.
susan beacon November 20, 2012 at 03:47 PM
ya i feel like if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all
Keith November 20, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I don't know the any of the people allegedly involved in this purported activity, but as a parent of teenagers, I too am concerned with the potential availability of powerful pain meds on the streets of Woburn, and applaud the efforts of law enforcement in trying to curb this activity. Now, if the authorities would only begin to notice all the chemtrail spraying going on in the skies over Woburn, I'd really start feeling we were moving in a positive direction.
christina November 20, 2012 at 08:52 PM
"proud parent " i would never say something over the internet & disguise my name .. because you know the person ..your a coward .. pathetic & fake maybe you should change your name to "proud coward "!
christina November 20, 2012 at 09:00 PM
"proud parent " i would never say something over the internet & disguise my name .. because you know the person ..your a coward .. pathetic & fake maybe you should change your name to "proud coward "!
christina November 20, 2012 at 09:06 PM
& your obviously friends with paige on facebook .. so if you have all these awful feelings towards her why dont you delete her & tell her your not fond of her ..instead of being a fake person ... & she is also an amazing mother just because she made a bad decision in her life doesnt mean her kids should be taken away they have everything they need & are loved more than any other children i know they are lucky to have paige as a mother !
susan beacon November 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM
WELL SAID!! I hope that proud parent can be proud of herself , this is not an example I would want to set for my kids trashing other people just because you are not fond of them.......that is no better than a kid in high school BULLYING another! BULLING I BELEIVE IS A CRIME , SO WITH THAT PROUD PARENT YOU ARE COMMITING A CRIME.
susan beacon November 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Danielle Masterson (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Please keep comments civil. We have already had to delete several comments due to foul language. If you cannot comment in a civil manner, we will shut down comments on this article and your account will be subject to suspension.
Christine November 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I happen to know both of them personally and they are wonderful loving caring and attentive parents. They love their children very much and if you did know them you would know that, and know that they and only they will have to face the consequences of their actions... There are no perfect people in this world, we all make mistakes, that doesn't mean your a bad parent and when you take children away from their parents you hurt the child more than the parent... so proud parent you must not care about the welfare of those children if you would recommend taking them away from the people that they love most in this world. And it is shameful that you hide your name so that Paige doesn't know who her real friends are and who is stabbing her in the back on line. You must have no life if you have the time to sit and comment on newspaper articles. I am only doing this to defend people that I know and love. Remember... everybody makes mistakes!!!!
Earnhardt November 21, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Look, whether or not they are loving and caring parents, the fact is that if you truly love your children, you do the right thing. When you do the wrong thing, in this case drugs, you are not putting the best interests of your children first. When you engage in activity that could result in them being removed from your care, then you are not really caring at all. Your actions have consequences, Perhaps you love your children more than anything in the world, But engaging in illegal activity certainly does not show that you care at all. loving and caring means doing what's right period!
mary November 21, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Lets be real, we all make mistakes, no one is perfect, everyone must have something they are not proud of big or small but we hopefully if nothing else learn from it and try to be better people. O and by the way I thought this website was to tell the news not a free for all bashing website....not sure whether they should allow any comments to be posted on these types of articles in the future! Some comments seem very cruel on a personal level!
OldTownie November 21, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Let's be real. This was not a mistake. Words have meanings, and if you don’t know what 'mistake' means go to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistake and read up. This was a deliberate act that the parties knew was against the law before they undertook it. When one sets out to break the law they shouldn't be surprised that there could be consequences including the loss of money, children, freedom, and/or public assistance.
mary November 21, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I do know what mistake means ......The word 'mistake' means 1: to make a mistake or be incorrect; 2: an understanding of something that is not correct; 3: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; 4: part of a statement that is not correct; 5: identify incorrectly http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_an_mistake
Christine November 21, 2012 at 08:49 PM
@ Old Townie... this is taken directly from your cited website, : a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention. I believe it was a mistake, a wrong action proceeding from faulty judgment. I don't think the article stated anywhere that they were "surprised" and as I stated before, they will be the ones to suffer the consequences of their "mistakes". I just hate to see people on here judging others so harshly without knowing all of the circumstances. Especially for someone who "knows one of them personally" to be so critical and two-faced and to hide behind an alias and to say what she thinks should be done to her children. Those are babies, they should be left out of it. The police left them out of it and so did the newspaper, so for this woman... who ever she is to come on here and comment about her children is just wrong on soooo many levels. Shame on her!!!
Comment November 25, 2012 at 01:24 PM
This sounds like a good bust, maybe these two can do some life adjustments quick and get a job and off the goverment dime! The Woburn Police do a great job, thank you for all you do, please keep in mind civil rights and avoid paramilitary task forces..it always ends bad.


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