Orleans Police Statement on Two-Month-Long Drug Investigation

Two arrested. Drug trafficking, firearms violations among the charges...
Franklin John Pina, 68 of Eastham faces numerous charges and is being held on $10,000 cash bail. (OPD booking photo)

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From the Orleans Police Department (verbatim):

After a 2 month long investigation the Orleans Police Department In conjunction with the Eastham Police Department, Dennis Police Department, Cape Cod Drug Task Force, and the Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team executed several search warrants on Tuesday September 24th in Eastham, Orleans and Dennis.

The target of this investigation Franklin John Pina, 68 of Eastham, was arrested during a traffic stop at about 12:00pm in Dennis. Franklin Pina was taken into custody after officers located material believed to be cocaine inside the vehicle. Franklin Pina was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Subsequent Offense, Trafficking a Class B substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.

Immediately after Pinas arrest, a search warrant was executed at a motel in Orleans. As a result a second individual will be also be charged with Possession of a Class B Substance and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.

Two additional search warrants were also executed at Mean Tide Court and an address on State Highway in Eastham. During the searches, a firearm, along with other items, including a scale, a cutting agent, money and cellphones were seized.

Franklin J. Pina has been arraigned in Orleans District Court and is currently being held on $10,000 cash. Further charges may be pending as this investigation is still ongoing.

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