Yarmouth pair arrested while delivering crack cocaine in Hyannis Tuesday
Suspect's 3-year-old daughter in the car during the arrest
HYANNIS - Over the last several months, Barnstable Police narcotics detectives have been investigating neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking in the Cape Crossroads Condominium Complex on Bearses Way in Hyannis. During this time, detectives have conducted surveillance of suspected drug traffickers and have also conducted several undercover purchases of narcotics from suspects residing in the complex.
Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m., detectives arrested two suspects that were in the process of delivering crack cocaine to a Cape Crossroads apartment. Timothy Fletcher, 28, and Erica Lopes, 25, both of Yarmouth Port, were stopped by detectives as they arrived at the apartment. Fletcher attempted to flee on foot when approached by the detectives. Erica Lopes remained in the vehicle with a bag of crack cocaine and her 3-year-old daughter who was seated in the back seat.
In addition to the crack cocaine, detectives seized approximately $9500 in cash from Lopes and Fletcher.
Fletcher, who has an extensive criminal record and is on Superior Court probation for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, was charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act, and Resisting Arrest. Lopes was charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act.
Both suspects were arraigned in Barnstable District Court Wednesday morning.
Courtesy of the Barnstable Police Department.