Police Bust Cape Cod Drug Ring

Posted on March 31st, 2011 No Comments

Authorities in Cape Cod say they have broken up a major drug ring operating in the area.

In a press conference in Falmouth on Thursday, federal, state, and local law enforcement officials said more than 20 people were arrested as part of a large scale drug trafficking operation. Authorities say the distribution ring trafficked in heroin and cocaine in Cape Cod and surrounding cities.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston, the FBI, the Cape Cod district attorney’s office, the Islands district attorney’s office, the U.S. Postal Service, as well as the Falmouth Police Department and the Mashpee Police Department participated in the press conference. Complete details of the ring’s operation have not been released. The names of the people arrested have also not been disclosed.

If you are facing drug charges in Cape Cod, you deserve an attorney that will work aggressively to protect your rights. For more information, please contact the Cape Cod Drug Crimes Attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Cape Cod Drug Crimes: Man, Woman Arrested with Heroin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 No Comments

A Dennisport man and a South Yarmouth woman were arrested in Cape Cod Tuesday on drug distribution charges.

According to officials with the Massachusetts State Police, troopers arrived at a home on Upper County Road shortly after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to serve a warrant to 39 year-old Leif Dickey for allegedly driving a vehicle with a suspended license. Troopers were let inside the residence and allegedly found heroin “laid out, ready to go,” a spokesman said.

According to police, 46 year-old Charlene Thompson was arrested and charged with heroin possession with the intent to distribute. Dickey was not inside the house, but was spotted driving by the home after Thompson’s arrest, police said. He was arrested and heroin was found in his vehicle, according to a spokesman.

Dickey was charged with heroin possession with the intent to distribute.

Thompson and Dickey are expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Orleans District Court.

If you are facing drug charges in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod drug crime defense lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Three Arrested for Home Depot Theft

Posted on March 15th, 2011 No Comments

Three men were arrested in Cape Cod for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Home Depot.

According to officials with the Cape Cod Police Department, Peter Martinez, Kevin Hoppe, and Nicholas HArris were arrested Tuesday night after police found four thousand dollars worth of stolen goods inside a storage unit in Hyannis. Police say Martinez and Hoppe are employees at a Home Depot, and Harris is a contractor.

According to the arrest report, Martinez and Hoppe would steal the items from the Home Depot and deliver them to a storage unit. The merchandise would then be sold to Harris at a fraction of the cost. They are also accused of refunding Harris for purchases he never returned to the store.

If you have been charged with theft or fraud in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod Criminal Defense Lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Massachusetts Sex Offender Arrested in Seattle

Posted on March 11th, 2011 No Comments

A sixth member of the Ten Most Wanted Massachusetts Sex Offenders list was arrested in Seattle Wednesday.

According to officials with the Massachusetts State Police, 54 year-old Elwood J. Johnson was arrested at an apartment in Seattle Wednesday afternoon. The arrest was made after a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section contact the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force and shared information on Johnson’s whereabouts.

Johnson will be arraigned at the King County Superior Court in Seattle later this week. Authorities will work to arrange for his rendition to Massachusetts.

In 1992, Johnson was convicted in Washington for rape of a child and is currently wanted by the Worcester Police Department for failure to register as a sex offender. He is also the subject of a warrant out of the state of Georgia for failure to register.

Johnson is the fifth member of the Top Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender List to be captured since the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board updated the list last month.

If you need help in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

State Supreme Court: 2-day Sex Offender Registration Regulation ‘Invalid’

Posted on March 4th, 2011 No Comments

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has thrown out a requirement that sex offenders report in person to their local police department within two days of their release from prison.

The state’s highest court ruled Thursday that the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board overstepped its authority by creating the two-day regulation. The court said the board pointed to non-existant gaps in the state’s sex offender law to justify the regulation.

Sex offenders must still check in with police annually, or every 45 days if they are homeless.

In its decision, the court said that since the regulation is invalid, sex offenders who fail to comply are not violating the law.

The ruling stems from the case of a Level 3 sex offender who was living in a Boston homeless-shelter and failed to meet the two-day registration requirement.

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.


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