The Barnstable Police Department score weapons, cash and drugs in major bust
BARNSTABLE - A major cocaine and heroin bust Tuesday ended a year-long investigation by Barnstable Police. The weapons, cash and narcotics seized make this the largest drug bust in the department's history.
The prime target of the investigation was 28-year-old Jimmy Smith of Cape Cod and Dorchester. The investigation into Smith's dealings involved several undercover cocaine and heroin purchases from Smith and members of his organization.
On Thursday, October 9, Barnstable police officers arrested four individuals known to be associates of Smith's. Following the arrest, Barnstable detectives learned of a large delivery of narcotics to be made to a residence in Hyannis. On Monday, officers arrested Smith and a passenger in his vehicle, 35-year-old Clifford Reed of Hyannis.
On Tuesday, October 14, Barnstable police obtained a search warrant for Mr. Smith's residence at 5 Shagbark Road in Sandwich. During the drug bust, officials seized $264,710 in cash, drugs including heroin, cocaine and ecstasy with an estimated street value of $400,000, a 45 caliber pistol, two 12-gauge shotguns and a 9mm machine pistol.