Members of Alleged Cape Cod Drug Ring Arrested

Posted on June 29th, 2011 No Comments

Authorities cracked down on an illegal oxycodone drug distribution rink last week in Hyannis.

According to officials with the Barstable Police Department, detective have been gathering information on a drug trafficking organization operating between California and Hyannis since March. The organization is allegedly responsible for distributing thousands of oxycodone pills throughout Cape Cod.

Last week, detectives learned that members of the organization had traveled from California to Hyannis with thousands of tablets destined for Nantucket. According to police documents, detectives conducted surveillance at a local motel and observed members of the organization leaving for the Barnstable Airport. Detectives were able to seize 115 oxycodone pills.

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod intent to sell lawyer, James Powderly, by calling 508-343-0676.

East Falmouth Mother Charged with OUI

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 No Comments

An East Falmouth woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she drove to her child’s elementary school while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

According to Falmouth District Court documents, Denise Morad-Lanoue was arrested at North Falmouth Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon after a concerned citizen called police to report a motorist driving erratically on Route 151. Morad-Lanoue was found at the school sitting in the grass alone watching “mini field day,” court records state.

According to the arrest report, police administered several field sobriety tests, which Morad-Lanoue failed. She was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating under the influence of drugs, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Police searched Morad-Lanoue’s car, after she was in custody, and found three empty miniature bottles of Sutter Home wine in her purse, according to court records.

Morad-Lanoue was released from custody and is due back in court for a pretrial hearing July 20.

If you have been charged with operating under the influence in the state of Massachusetts, please contact Cape Cod OUI Defense Attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Sandwich Man Arrested in Dennis Cemetery Theft

Posted on June 6th, 2011 No Comments

A man from Sandwich was arrested Saturday and charged with stealing from a cemetery storage building.

According to officials with the Dennis Police Department, 22 year-old Brian Paquette is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Orleans District Court. He is charged with breaking and entering a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and larceny from a building. Police say a West Dennis resident called shortly after 3:35 a.m. to report the sound of heavy things being loaded into a truck. The sound was coming from the West Dennis Cemetery, police said.

According to Dennis Police Sergeant Cleve Daniels, responding officers found a Ford pickup truck parked next to a cement storage building on the cemetery grounds. The door of the building was ajar and landscaping supplies and power tools were inside the flatbed of the truck.

Pacquette was released on personal recognizance pending his arraignment.

If you have been charged with theft or larceny in Cape Cod, please contact Cape Cod Theft Defense Lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676.

Mashpee Teens Arrested in Stolen Vehicle

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Three Mashpee teens were arrested in Cape Cod Wednesday morning on charges of possessing a stolen motor vehicle.

According to Cape Cod Police Chief Peter Wack,  18 year-old Preston McNeill, 17 year-old Wayra Gomez-Wixom, and 18 year-old Phillip Hicks were arrested after allegedly leading a police officer on a chase around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday. The officer involved in the pursuit observed the teens pulling into The Food Mart on Route 130 in the stolen vehicle, which had defective equipment, Wack said.

When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it rapidly accelerated, leading to a pursuit away from the convenience store. The officer ran the vehicle’s registration information and learned it had been reported stolen from Mashpee, Wack said. The teens eventually fled the vehicle but were arrested by members of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office.

The police are seeking charges of all three teens with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

If you have been charged with a similar crime in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod Theft and Fraud Lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676.

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