ORLEANS - Two Orleans men face heroin trafficking charges following their arrests in Orleans Thursday. In all, according to an Orleans police release, four people were arrested, a result of a month-long investigation into heroin distribution in the Lower Cape town.
Orleans police officers, with the assistance of members of the Cape Cod Drug Task Force, arrested two men during a motor vehicle stop around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. During the stop, police confiscated 30 grams of heroin and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The two men in the car, 27-year-old Alex Cave of Orleans and 24-year-old Dalton Young of Orleans were both placed under arrest and transported to the Orleans Police Station where they were booked and charged with trafficking a Class A drug (heroin), possession of a Class A drug with intent to distribute (heroin) and conspiracy to violate drug laws, the release said.
Following the motor vehicle stop, search warrants were executed at a home in Orleans and a home in Brewster. At the Orleans home 23-year-old Eileen Riggins was arrested and transported to the Orleans Police Station where she was charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to distribute (heroin) and conspiracy to violate drug laws. At the Brewster home, 24-year-old Emily Beaulieu was arrested and transported to the Orleans Police Station where she was charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws.
After arraignment on Friday in Orleans District Court, Cave was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail and Young was held on $5,000 cash bail. The two women were released on personal recognizance, the release said.
Orleans police were assisted by Massachusetts State Police, the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office and the Brewster, Harwich, Mashpee, Yarmouth and Sandwich Police Departments.