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RECENT CAPE COD DRUG CASE: Four arrested in Chatham, Harwich drug raids

August 01, 2011

HARWICH – Officers from three police departments, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office and a state police drug task force raided four homes and arrested four people Friday as part of an investigation into the local sale of cocaine.

Search warrants were served at about 6 a.m. Friday at 14 Haromar Heath Road, 14 Compass Drive and 182 Round Cove Road in Harwich, according to Harwich police Det. Bob Brackett. A search warrant was also served at 48 Bell Road in Chatham, Brackett said.

The warrants were issued based on a narcotics investigation prompted, in part, by complaints from neighbors of the Haromar Heath and Compass Drive residences, Brackett said.

Officers from the Harwich police department, Brewster police department and Chatham police department participated in the raid along with the sheriff’s office and state police.

During the investigation an undercover officer bought cocaine from people in the homes, Brackett said. Officers found a quantity of cocaine and cash in the homes when the search warrants were served, he said.

Arrested in the bust were:

– Jose Ramon Rodriguez, 35, 182 Round Cove Road, Harwich, for trafficking cocaine 28 to 100 grams.

– Gabriel Taveras, 33, 182 Round Cove Road, Harwich, for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

– Edwin Rodriguez, 38, 14 Haromar Heath, Harwich, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

– Clive Kunesch, 51, 224 Yankee Drive, Brewster, for distribution of cocaine and distribution of cocaine in a school zone.

All four men were arraigned Friday in Orleans District Court.

Jose Rodriguez and Taveras were held on $5,000 cash bail. Edwin Rodriguez was held on $2,500 cash bail and Kunesch was released on personal recognizance.