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Falmouth Police Make Drug Arrests

Four individuals were charged with drug related offenses after arrests made by members of the Falmouth Police Department Drug Task Force.  According to court documents filed in the Falmouth District Court, a year long investigation had taken place with the Falmouth Police conducting several controlled buys near a particular residence in East Falmouth.  It is unclear if the controlled buys were conducted by an undercover police officer or by a confidential informant working for the police.  Based on the investigation, the Falmouth police obtained arrest warrants for two individuals.  A traffic stop was conducted subsequently conducted and the police seized 22 grams of suspected cocaine in one bag, 9 grams of suspected cocaine in another bag and 5 grams of suspected cocaine in a third bag.  $13,000 cash, a handgun magazine with .380-caliber bullets and others items of contraband were also located in the vehicle.  The weight of the suspected cocaine was enough to trigger trafficking charges which carry mandatory minimum state prison sentences in Massachusetts.  A second investigation conducted by the Falmouth Drug Task Force over the previous five months led to arrest warrants being issued and a traffic stop occurring in North Falmouth near the Route 151 Diner.  A vehicle search revealed 43 bags of suspected heroin with a weight of 13 grams, 30 bags of suspected crack cocaine and 14 bags of suspected powder cocaine totaling 26.6 grams, 49 suspected percocet pills, 19 suspected suboxone pills and 10 bags of suspected marijuana totaling 11.8 grams. The suspects were arraigned in Falmouth District Court on charges of trafficking Class B substance to wit: Cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute Class D to wit: marijuana, Class A to wit: heroin and suboxone and Class B to wit: percocet, committing a drug violation within a school zone and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.