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Yarmouth Police Arrest Cocaine Trafficker

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on December 13, 2017 0 Comments • views: 158

On the evening of Tuesday, December, 12th, 2017, at approximately 7:00 PM, members of the Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Unit observed a gray 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Massachusetts registration 5FK128 parked in the far left corner of Bay View Beach in West Yarmouth.

Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers Christopher VanNess and Sean Geary encountered the occupants of the vehicle and found them in the process of using illegal drugs. Officers recovered a clear plastic bag containing two knotted golf ball sized bags containing white powder which subsequently weighed 31 grams and tested positive as cocaine.

Prior to the vehicle being removed, an inventory of the vehicle contents found $700.00 in US currency in loose denominations of primarily $20.00 bills and three $50.00 bills.

In addition, there was a digital scale with white powder residue and clear sandwich baggies with the corners cut off which are consistent in the distribution of illegal narcotics. The sandwich baggies corners are cut off and knotted when filled with a certain measurement of narcotics utilizing the digital scale. The money in the center console is consistent with street level distribution from the motor vehicle where the money is quickly deposited into the center console at the conclusion of each transaction.

In addition, three cell phones were found. Subjects engaged in the distribution are known to frequently utilize more than one phone to differentiate their illegal business from their personal business.

In the rear seat of the vehicle was a blue backpack with two separate sandwich baggies which in total equaled approximately one ounce of marijuana as well as some additional clear sandwich baggies with their corners missing.

Also located in the backpack, was a roll of stretch film intended to be used in the shipping business for wrapping large items on wooden pallets. This product is also used in the packaging of large quantities of narcotics, more specifically kilograms of either cocaine or heroin.

One of the subjects inside the vehicle was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters.

During the booking process, the subject was found to have an additional knotted corner cut baggie containing cocaine hidden in his right sock.

At the completion of the booking process, the Bail Commissioner was contacted and bail was set at $5,000.00.

The suspect–GABRIEL MARTINS–will be arraigned in the Barnstable District Court today.

The Yarmouth Police Department commends the work of our specialized Proactive Anti-Crime Unit on this significant arrest and many other arrests that they are involved with which has led to numerous drug dealers being identified and arrested and large amounts of illegal and deadly drugs being removed from the town of Yarmouth.

 

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