VIA CAPE COD TIMES ONLINE
September 08, 2011
HYANNIS – Members of the Barnstable police Street Crime Unit arrested two men on drug possession charges Wednesday night.
At about 7:15 p.m., a Barnstable Police Department official and a Barnstable County Sheriff Department official saw a known narcotics dealer while the pair were parked at the Hess gas station on Route 28, according to a police press release.
The law enforcement officials, who were conducting surveillance in the area from an unmarked car, observed Anthony Bonfiglio, 24, of Hyannis approach a parked vehicle.
After witnessing a “hand to hand” transaction between Bonfiglio and a man in the vehicle later identified as Russell Viera, 20, of Hyannis, the Street Crime Unit members approached the suspects.
An investigation at the scene turned up more than 60 oxycodone pills and $2,600 in cash, the press release states. Viera and Bonfiglio were both charged with possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, according to the police. Viera was held on $2,500 cash bail, and Bonfiglio was held on $1,500 cash bail.