Hyannis pair busted for heroin trafficking

Barnstable police conducted several undercover drug buys
Left to right: Kenneth Debarros and Robin Gomes were arrested Tuesday during a drug raid at their Louis St. apartment. Barnstable Police Department booking photos.

HYANNIS - A Hyannis pair face heroin trafficking charges following their arrest Tuesday. According to a Barnstable police release, Barnstable narcotics detectives conducted a two-month investigation into heroin dealing which included several undercover buys. The investigation led to a search warrant which was executed at 35 Louis Street, Apt. B in Hyannis on Tuesday.

During the raid, detectives arrested 45-year-old Kenneth Debarros and 52-year-old Robin Gomes and seized 65 grams of heroin. Digital scales, packaging materials and $600 in cash were also seized. 

Debarros and Gomes were transported to the Barnstable Police Station where they were booked and charged with trafficking heroin (36-100 grams). The pair have lengthy criminal records, police said. Debarros has been arraigned 40 times since 1986 and has been convicted on multiple drug and firearms charges since that time. Gomes has been arraigned 52 times since 1982 and has been convicted on drug-related charges 8 times over the past thirty plus years, police said.

Both Debarros and Gomes were arraigned in Barnstable District Court Wednesday morning and both were ordered held on $20,000 bail.


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