Four cuffed after early morning drug raid in Dennis

Drugs and drug distribution materials confiscated not far from police station

SOUTH DENNIS - Around 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Dennis police, assisted by members of the Cape cod Drug Task Force and a Barnstable County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit executed a search warrant at 10 Bellgrove Road in South Dennis. According to a Dennis police release, the raid was a result of a three-month illegal narcotics investigation.

Three residents of the Bellgrove home and one visitor were arrested during the raid and charged with the following:

  • Thomas Watson, 31, of 10 Bellgrove Road, South Dennis. Charged with possession of a Class B drug (Percocet)
  • Richard Griffin, 35, of 10 Bellgrove Road, South Dennis. Charged with possession with intent to distribuite a Class B drug (Percocet) and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class C drug (Clonazepam)
  • Jessica Calkins, 19, of 459 Main Street, Harwich. Charged with possession of a Class A drug (heroin) and possession of a Class C drug (Clonazepam).
  • Galen Benton-Neylon, 20, of 10 Bellgrove Road, South Dennis. Charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug (heroin) and possession of a Class C drug (Clonazepam).

According to police, small quantities of heroin, Percocet and Clonazepam were confiscated during the raid. Police also seized materials used in the packaging and distribution of illegal drugs.

The four were arraigned in Orleans District Court Thursday morning. Calkins was released on personal recognizance. Watson and Griffin were held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail and Benton-Neylon was held in lieu of $1,500 cash bail, according to police.

Bellgrove isn't far from the Dennis Police Station, just across Route 134.

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