Traffic Violation in Yarmouth Leads to Fentanyl Arrest

Subject is well-known to local law enforcement...
Ronald E. Bassett, 58, of Yarmouth is charged with distribution of fentanyl, subsequent offense. (YPD booking photo)

From the Yarmouth Police Department (verbatim):

PAC UNIT ARREST FENTANYL DEALER

Incident Synopsis

On Monday, September 30, 2019, at 2:44PM, Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers Nick Ambrosini and Ryan Murphy observed a white Subaru bearing MA 3NP636 operating on Route 28 commit a motor vehicle violation.

The vehicle was stopped and during the encounter with a passenger—who is well known to Cape Cod Law Enforcement--two small, clear knotted plastic bags containing fentanyl, and four separate folded stacks of money were discovered in his possession.

The subject was placed under arrest for Possession of Class A Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, subsequent offense and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters

The four separate folded stacks of money totaling $1940.00 and the 5.25 grams of the dangerous and deadly drug fentanyl were seized and placed in to evidence.

Subject is scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court today.

Refer To Arrest: 19-875-AR
Arrest: RONALD E. BASSETT
Address: BRADDOCK ST YARMOUTH, MA
Age: 58
Charges: POSSESS TO DISTRIB CLASS A FENTANYL, SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE

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