Yarmouth man out on bail charged with cocaine trafficking

Arrest made a Yarmouth motel, more drugs, cash found in Hyannis storage unit
More than 200 grams of cocaine with a street value of $50,000 were seized in Hyannis Thursday. Barnstable Police Department booking photo.

SOUTH YARMOUTH/HYANNIS - While out on bail following a recent drug-related arrest in Hyannis, a Yarmouth man was arrested Thursday and charged with trafficking cocaine. According to a Barnstable police release, Barnstable drug enforcement detectives, working with Yarmouth Pro-Active Anti-Crime officers, executed a search warrant in a South Yarmouth motel room just after midnight on Thursday. The search warrant was the result of a two-month investigation into the dealings of 33-year-old Timothy Fletcher of Yarmouth. 

Fletcher, who according to police, is well known to local law enforcement, was placed under arrest at the motel. There officers seized 9 grams of crack cocaine and $1,168 in cash. During the raid, Fletcher reportedly tried to hide a set of keys from detectives. Those keys were also seized by police. As Fletcher was transported to the Yarmouth Police Station for booking, detectives began a search for a Hyannis storage unit. 

With a second search warrant in hand, detectives entered the storage unit. There they seized an additional 200 grams of uncut cocaine. Police estimate the street value of the cocaine at $50,000. Three handguns (.380 TCP Taurus semi-automatic, .9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic and .45 Regent semi-automatic), ammunition, drug packaging materials and scales and an additional $1,400 in cash were also seized.

In addition to the posession of cocaine with intent to distribute (subsequent offense) charge from the motel, Fletcher was charged with trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams), three counts of illegal possession of a firearm and armed career criminal. 

Fletcher was held without bail over the weekend at the Barnstable House of Correction. He will be arrainged in Barnstable District Court on Monday. Fletcher's long record includes more than 60 criminal charges for cocaine distribution, illegal firearms and violence, police said.

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