VIA THE CAPE COD TIMES ONLINE
After a reputed upper-level Falmouth drug dealer received a seven-year prison sentence last week, the Falmouth police intend on targeting his associates.
Issac M. Hendricks pleaded guilty to trafficking between 28 and 100 grams of oxycodone, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, and possession of marijuana. Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson ordered Hendricks to serve his sentence – the mandatory minimum – in MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole.
The drug charges stem from an August 2008 arrest outside Hendricks’ home on Route 28 in Falmouth, court records state.
Acting on a tip from an informant, surveillance teams from the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Task Force watched as Hendricks went to a pharmacy with a man who possessed a legitimate prescription for oxycodone. The police watched the pair drive back to Hendricks’ home, where Hendricks went inside and came back out, leaning into the man’s car before he drove off, records indicate.
The police found 240 80-milligram oxycodone pills in Hendricks’ possession. A subsequent search of his home turned up thousands of dollars in cash and scales, according to court documents.
Two days before Nickerson handed down his sentence on Sept. 8, Hendricks ran from Barnstable Superior Court, according to Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Sharon Thibeault.
Hendricks was originally scheduled to face sentencing on Sept. 6, but Nickerson allowed him one week between sentencing and when he must report to prison on the condition that he pass a drug test. Before the test, Hendricks fled the court in his 2002 Jaguar convertible, Falmouth police Detective Robert Murray said.
Members of the Bristol County crime task force tracked Hendricks down at an apartment he kept in Dartmouth, according to Murray.
Hendricks is well-known to the Falmouth police, said Murray, who worked on the task force that arrested him in 2008.
“He’s an upper level dealer in our community,” said Murray, who added that Hendricks drove expensive cars and wore abundant jewelry without holding a job. “He has at least three or four other people (dealing) under him.”
The Falmouth police previously arrested Hendricks for trafficking cocaine in 2004, Murray said.
With Hendricks serving prison time with no possibility of parole for seven years, Murray said the Falmouth police intend to go after others in his circle. Murray expects search warrants to be served to known associates in the near future, he said.