Wellfleet man charged with Xanax possession

Drug charges follow Jason Frazier's involvement in serious Eastham crash

UPDATE: Judge revokes Frazier's bail. He is now being held at the Barnstable County House of Correction until his pretrial hearing in August.

EASTHAM - A Wellfleet man who has previously been arrested for drug possession has again been taken into custody for possession of an illegal narcotic. Jason Frazier, 27, of Wellfleet, was involved in a serious crash at the intersection of Herring Brook Road and McCoy Road in Eastham Tuesday. 

Frazier crashed his Ford F150 pickup truck into a minivan carrying a vacationing family.  Five of the six people in the minivan were seriously injured. While investigating the crash, Eastham police officers reportedly found Xanax in Frazier's truck, according to an Eastham police release.

Eastham police obtained an arrest warrant for Frazier based on the drugs in his truck. Eastham officers, assisted by Wellfleet and Truro officers, took Frazier into custody on Wednesday night around 8:50 p.m. in Wellfleet.

Frazier was transported to the Eastham Police Station where during his booking, officers found an additional quantity of Xanax on his person.  Frazier was charged with two counts of possession of a Class E substance (Xanax) and transported to the Barnstable House of Correction where he was held on $2,500 cash bail.

Frazier was arraigned in Orleans District Court on the possession charges on Thursday.

Mr. Martin Stoesser, his two daughters and their grandmother will all seriously injured in the crash. Two other passengers, cousins of Mr. Stoesser, were uninjured. Two of the four injured were flown to a Boston area hospital by MedFlight helicopter.

Frazier has been arrested on at least two other occasions for drug possession. In January 2013, Frazier was arrested by Eastham police and charged with possession of a Class B substance (Percocet) with intent to distribute. In June 2012, Wellfleet police arrested Frazier with 300 Percocet pills in his possession with an estimated street value of $12,000.

On Thursday, Eastham Police Chief Edward Kulhawik announced the charges filed against Frazier in connection with the crash. Frazier has been charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stay within marked lanes and a tire tread depth violation. Frazier was in Orleans District Court Friday to be arraigned on the crash-related charges.

Frazier, who was out on bail on a narcotics case being tried in Barnstable Superior Court, had his bail revoked Friday in light of the most recent charges from Eastham police.

He is currently being held in the Barnstable County House of Correction until his pretrial hearing in Orleans District Court on August 7, 2013, according to police.


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