FALMOUTH - A two-month investigation into the distribution of heroin and cocaine and included controlled drug buys resulted in five arrests early Thursday. According to a Falmouth police release, Falmouth detectives, accompanied by Mashpee detectives, Barnstable County Sheriff's Office K9 units and members of the Massachusetts State Police Cape & Islands Drug Task Force served search warrants at two homes in Falmouth around 5:30 a.m.
Both homes (20 Waquoit Farms Drive and 14 Leonard Drive) are believed to be part of a large-scale narcotics operation, the release said. According to police, the use of two houses--one used to store the drugs and the other used as a "trap" where the drugs are dealt, is a common practice employed to evade police. The homes are less than a quarter mile apart, a 3-minute walk, according to Google Maps.
At 20 Waquoit Farms Drive, police seized 10 grams of cocaine. Robert Labaire, Cedric Andrews and Shawna Costa were all arrested at the home. The three were transported to the Falmouth Police Department where they were booked and charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act.
The home at 14 Leonard Drive yielded a much bigger stash of drugs. There, police seized 65 grams of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine and an undisclosed quantity of prescription pills. $5,169 in cash was also confiscated. Preston Hendricks and Crystal Costa were both arrested and transported to the Falmouth Police Station were they were booked and charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, police said.
There was a 6-year-old child at 14 Leonard Drive during the raid, police said.
All five were arraigned in Falmouth District Court.