SOUTH DENNIS – An expired inspection sticker foiled suspected crack dealers driving along Route 134 early Friday morning, the police said.
Dennis police Officer Andrew Viall pulled over a 2002 white Dodge Stratus sedan shortly after 1 a.m. when he noticed an expired inspection sticker on the car, according to the police.
While speaking with the driver, Viall smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. A search of the car turned up a large amount of crack cocaine and about two ounces of marijuana, the police said.
Curtis L. Collins Jr., 19, of Hyannis, Lauren Vieira, 20, of Yarmouth, and Denzel Smith, 18, of Bourne were arrested. Collins and Vieira were charged with trafficking cocaine. Smith was charged with possession of marijuana.
The value of the drugs is estimated to be more than $2,500, the police said.
There was between 14 and 28 grams of crack cocaine in the car, Dennis police Sgt. John Brady said.
Smith and Vieira were released on personal recognizance. Collins was held on $3,000 cash bail. All three suspects were arraigned Friday in Orleans District Court and face pretrial hearings March 18, according to court records.
The driver of the car, who was not criminally charged, was cited for an expired inspection sticker, the police said.