Harwich man indicted on guns and drug charges

Timothy Fletcher was arrested in April, police seized more than 200 grams of cocaine and three weapons

A Harwich man was indicted on guns and drug charges in US District Court in Boston Thursday. According to a release from US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's Office, 33-year-old Timothy Fletcher of Harwich was indicted for felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

In April Barnstable and Yarmouth police executed a search warrant at Fletcher's motel room in Yarmouth. The warrant was the result of a two-month investigation into drug dealing while Fletcher was reportedly out on bail. In the motel room police seized 9 grams of crack cocaine and $1,168 in cash, according to a release at the time. During his arrest, police said Fletcher attempted to hide a set of keys from detectives. Detectives traced the keys to a storage unit and Hyannis and with a second search warrant, located and seized an additional 200 grams of uncut cocaine and $1,400 in cash. 

Police also seized a Taurus .380 caliber pistol, a Tisas .45 caliber pistol, six rounds of .380 caliber ammunition, 58 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition and 60 rounds of 9mm ammunition, the release said.

A charge of felon in possession of firearms/ammunition carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and no greater than life in prison followed by lifetime supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Each of the drug charges against Fletcher carry a sentence of no more than 30 years in prison, 3-years supervised release and a $2 million fine. 

Assistant US Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobs of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case. The case was investigated by Ortiz's Office, ATF and the Barnstable and Yarmouth Police Departments. 


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