Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest in Wareham

Suspect allegedly said he hoped that officers get shot and killed on duty...
Michael Lacrosse faces multiple charges in a Wareham Police drug bust early Tuesday morning. (WPD booking photo)

From Wareham Police:

A car traveling the wrong way on Cranberry Highway Tuesday morning drew the attention of Wareham Police and led to the recovery of more than $2,000 in cash as well as an unspecified amount of suspected heroin.

According to police, Officer Calib Larue was traveling north on Cranberry Highway near Chili’s around 1 a.m. when he saw another car coming at him in the wrong lane. Larue stopped the vehicle and the driver allegedly attempted to escape.

Officer Larue then reportedly jumped from his cruiser, yelling for the driver to stop. 

The driver, Patrick Martin, age 38, of Stoneham, and passenger, Michael Lacrosse, age 37, of Lynn, were reported to be uncooperative.  Suspect Martin allegedly gave a false name to Officer Larue, according to police sources. 

Officers Robert McLain and Steve Harrison were called into assist and, after further investigation, it was determined that Patrick Martin had an active warrant out for his arrest. 

Police said a subsequent search of the car also yielded a digital scale, more than $2,000 in cash, multiple phones, multiple pills and a substance suspected to be heroin. Martin and Lacrosse were then arrested. 

Both suspects were taken to the Wareham Police Department for processing, and police said Lacrosse became belligerent during the booking process.  According to police, Lacrosse told the officers that he hoped that they get shot and killed on duty.

Both suspects were ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

Martin faces charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class “A” drug, possession with intent to distribute a Class “B” drug, possession with intent to distribute a Class “C” drug, failure to identify self to police, possession of an open container of alcohol, warrant and driving in the wrong lane of travel.

Michael Lacrosse faces charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class “A” drug, possession with intent to distribute a Class “B” drug and failure to wear seat belt.


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