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HYANNIS – Two 20-year-old men will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on drug charges Tuesday after being arrested Sunday when police stopped them riding a moped away from a Hyannis store.
Jimmy Lee Perry, 20, of Hyannis, and Marcus Bennett, 20, of Centerville, were held on $10,000 bail after each was charged with trafficking in heroin -14 to 28 grams – and conspiracy to violate narcotics laws. The trafficking charge carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in state prison upon conviction. The two are scheduled to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court Tuesday morning.
The pair was stopped by officers after leaving the Cape Mart on Center Street in Hyannis via moped, according to a press release from Barnstable police. Police said Bennett was a passenger on the moped.
Police did not say why they stopped the moped but reported both are suspected of drug dealing in Hyannis. Bennett has been arrested twice in the past two weeks for motor vehicle violations, and each time he had more than $1,000 in his possession, police said.
Police said they confiscated 22 grams of heroin from under the moped seat. They also confiscated $2,213 from Bennett and $387 from Perry.
Police said Perry served nine months in a county jail following a January 2010 conviction for illegal possession of a firearm. Police said Bennett has two prior convictions for cocaine possession and served nine months in county jail on a cocaine possession charge.