From the Barnstable Police:
During the month of March 2018, Yarmouth Police initiated a joint drug investigation with Barnstable Police, regarding 27-year-old Jimmy Lee Perry of Hyannis. On March 27th Yarmouth Police, with the assistance of Barnstable Police, executed a search warrant at 125 Lewis St. in Hyannis, and recovered more than 19 grams of Fentanyl from Perry’s residence. Perry was arrested and charged with Trafficking Fentanyl and ordered held on $20,000 bail. Perry, who listed himself as unemployed at booking, was able to post his bail at Barnstable District Court and was subsequently released.
As a follow up to Yarmouth’s investigation, Barnstable Detectives continued to monitor the property on Lewis Street. Barnstable Narcotics Detective Tom Chevalier began an investigation into 27-year-old Michael Randall Jr., another resident living with his friend Jimmy Lee Perry. After extensive surveillance and controlled purchases of illegal narcotics, Detective Chevalier was granted another search warrant for 125 Lewis St., which Barnstable Detectives executed on Wednesday evening.
A search of the house revealed 2 handguns hidden inside a VCR in the basement of the home, and a third firearm hidden in a hollowed out wall space covered by a false electrical outlet near Perry’s bedroom. Two of the firearms recovered were loaded and the identifying serial numbers were scratched off.
Jimmy Lee Perry and Michael Randall, Jr. were subsequently arrested and charged with the Armed Career Criminal Act, 3 Counts of Unlawful Possession of Firearm and 3 Counts of Improperly Stored Firearm.
Perry has a significant adult criminal record, including guilty findings for drug and assault offenses and a guilty finding in Barnstable District Court in 2009 for Possession of a Firearm without a permit.
Michael Randall, Jr. was also free on bail regarding previous motor vehicle charges, and has a significant violent criminal record including a Barnstable Superior Court conviction for Felonious Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number, Possession of a Firearm without a Permit and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Both suspects had their bail revoked today at Barnstable District Court for 90 days and an additional bail of $25,000 was placed on each individual regarding the new charges.
If you have any questions, please email Detective Lieutenant Mark Mellyn at [email protected]