Harwich head-on closes Route 6 between Exits 9 and 10 Friday morning; Vehicle stop leads to seizure of illegal drugs and cash in Yarmouth

Update: As of 3:3o p.m., westbound lane of Route 6 between Exits 9 and 10 is still closed with detours in place, the eastbound lane has been opened.

Harwich head-on closes Route 6 between Exits 9 and 10 Friday morning

HARWICH - The Cape Cod Times is reporting a head-on collision on Route 6 eastbound between Exits 9 and 10 Friday morning, January 14, 2011.  Three were injured and transported to Cape Cod Hospital in the crash between the driver of a Subaru Outback and a Cape Cod RTA bus.

The crash occured sometime around 10 a.m. Friday morning. Route 6 was still closed as of 2 p.m., with all eastbound traffic being diverted onto Route 134 in South Dennis.

According to the Times, over 50 gallons of fuel was spilled and the MassDEP is on scene.

Read the story in the Cape Cod Times here.

Vehicle stop leads to seizure of illegal drugs and cash in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH - On Thursday, January 13, 2011 around 10 p.m.,  Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Paulo Cruz stopped the driver of a Ford Explorer for a traffic violation on Buck Island Road in West Yarmouth.

As Patrol Officer Cruz and backup Patrol Officer Cheryl Nugent Gomsey spoke with the vehicle operator a strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected and a subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of seven individually wrapped bags of marijuana under the front driver’s seat.  Police also discovered and seized $473 in cash. 

The suspect, identified as Nicholas A. Plante, 19, of Bluebird Lane in West Yarmouth, was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters where he was charged with Felony Possession of Class D. Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.  Plante was scheduled for arraignment in Barnstable District Court Friday morning.

Editor's note: On August 31, Plante, then 18, was arrested by Patrol Lieutenant Michael Bryant during a vehicle stop on Buck Island Road and charged with Failure to Stop for Police, Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Vehicle, Felony Possession of Class D Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Operating a Motor Vehicle to Endanger, Failure to Stay within Marked Travel Lane and Operating with a Suspended License.

Release and booking photo courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.



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