DEA investigates possible Meth lab in Yarmouth basement; Mashpee man air-lifted to Boston after being pinned under truck wheel; Dyer Family Benefit, Sunday, October 26th

DEA investigates syringes, chemicals found Monday at Yarmouth home

Although consistent with chemicals used to manufacture meth, police find no evidence of a working
meth lab on Clara Street in South Yarmouth.

A clean-up crew contracted from the Drug Enforcement Agency examines evidence Monday afternoon recovered from a home at 11 Clara St. in Yarmouth, MA (10-14-08). (Photo by David G. Curran)

SOUTH YARMOUTH - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials arrived Tuesday to examine chemicals and syringes found Monday afternoon in the basement of 11 Clara St., South Yarmouth.

A new tenant was cleaning out the basement when she found syringes and a blue bag that carried containers with a chemical inside, Yarmouth Police Lieut. Steve Xiarhos said. Police were called at 4:15 p.m. Responding officers quickly notified the Yarmouth Fire Department of potential hazardous materials, including the syringes and possibly explosive chemicals.

A possible scenario: that the chemicals and syringes were connected to a homemade methamphetamine laboratory. Users sometimes inject the drug. Chemicals used in its manufacture can explode or cause respiratory problems.

Yarmouth police secured the area until the DEA arrived Tuesday to take control of the scene.

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Mashpee man air-lifted to Mass General after being pinned under the wheel of his pickup

MASHPEE - At 1:44 p.m. Tuesday, Mashpee Fire & Rescue received a call from an off-duty Mashpee firefighter who was a alerted to a man trapped under the front wheel of a small pickup truck.

Mashpee Fire & Rescue responded to 43 Pond Circle with an engine and an Advance Life Support ambulance.  Upon arrival, emergency personnel assessed the man's condition and the decision was made to have him taken to Boston via Med-Flight helicopter.

The man, in his 50s, had sustained injury as a result of being pinned between the truck tire and the pavement.  He was moved to the Mashpee Police/Fire complex at Frank Hicks Drive where a landing zone was created.  The Boston Med-Flight crew assumed care of the man upon landing and air-lifted him to Mass General.

The man's current condition is unknown and questions regarding his status may be directed to Mass General Hospital in Boston.

Touched By Angels to host Dyer Family Benefit on Sunday, October 26,2008

ONSET - While conducting traffic during the Marshfield Fair in August of this year, Duxbury melvinedyer_238Police Officer Melvin E. Dyer was struck by a car and later died from injuries sustained during the incident.  

Touched By Angels is hosting a benefit for Officer Dyer's family on Sunday, October 26th from 1pm-5pm at the Bay Pointe Country Club in Onset, MA.  Come support Touched By Angels and the Dyer family. 

Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. There will be live entertainment, a buffet, a raffle and an  auction with donations made by local businesses and people in the community. For more information and tickets, contact Touched By Angels at 508-888-7977.

The Bay Pointe Country Club Pavilion is located at 19 Bay Pointe Drive in Onset.

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