HYANNIS – On 10/15/2018, Detective Edward Cronin of the Barnstable Police Department was granted a search warrant for a residence located at 19 Dartmouth Street. The warrant was the result of nearly 2 months of undercover buys from a residence where two prime suspects were present. The warrant for 19 Dartmouth Street was authorized for a search of both suspects, specifically for gathering evidence related to the distribution of narcotics.
On 10/16/2018, at about 3:00 pm, investigators established surveillance in the area of 19 Dartmouth Street. During the surveillance, one of the suspects was seen walking back and forth between the driveway and inside the residence. At about 3:40 pm, police descended on the property and encountered four individuals inside, including one of the two main suspects.
The second main suspect, Jamarcus C. Williams, age 30, of the same 19 Dartmouth Street address, was not located…
During the search, investigators located 144 grams of Fentanyl, 18 grams of cocaine, a semi-automatic handgun, and ammunition within a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked on the front yard of the residence. Further investigation allegedly revealed the Jeep was driven exclusively by Jamarcus Williams.
In 2015, Jamarcus Williams was convicted of Possession to Distribute Class A Drugs. In 2014 Williams was convicted of Distribution of Class B Drugs – Subsequent Offense. In 2008, Williams was Convicted of Distribution of Class B Drugs…
… and the aforementioned convictions would prohibit Williams from obtaining a license to carry a firearm.
On 10/17/2018, an arrest warrant was issued for Jamarcus Williams for Trafficking In More Than 10 Grams of Fentanyl, Carrying a Firearm Without a License, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Cocaine) – Subsequent Offense, and Possession of Ammunition Without a FID Card.
Detectives were worried Williams had become a flight risk after he didn’t return home… and intelligence suggested Williams was feeling the heat.
Detectives learned Williams has strong ties to Mississippi and the idea of a heavy prison sentence for gun and subsequent dangerous drug charges probably was making the 30-year-old repeat offender a wee bit homesick for the good ole “Deep South…”
… and the upcoming cooler New England months wouldn’t be quite enough to cool things down for Jamarcus – the heat was on and he knew it.
Eight days later – 10/25/18 at about 12:45 am – Massachusetts State Trooper Dave Dunphy was cruising along the Mid-Cape Highway in his marked state police cruiser when he observed a dark color Acura sedan drifting and swerving across the highway fog line, doing only 40 MPH in a 55 MPH zone…
… it was strange and caused the Trooper to slow down and observe the vehicle for a little bit. Eventually, Trooper Dunphy had seen enough, stopping the vehicle about a half mile prior to Exit 4, westbound, in Sandwich.
The driver of the Acura was operating on a suspended drivers license. He asked the statie to do him a solid and just issue him a citation while allowing his passenger to take over driving so his car wouldn’t be towed, etc…
… and can you guess who the passenger was? If you guessed Jamarcus Williams you would be correctamundo!
Being a good sport, Trooper Dunphy – for [bleeps] and giggles – asked the passenger, Jamarcus Williams, if he, indeed, possessed a valid drivers license. And according to the the police report, after a little wrangling over Williams not knowing his social security number, Trooper Dunphy quickly learned the passenger was a known Felon with an active arrest warrant.
Cop senses likely spinning into overdrive, backup arrived and Troopers dug deeper…
… and Williams eventually admitted to there being weed inside the car, stating, “I only sell weed, that’s all I sell.”
A search of the vehicle produced a large amount of cash in different denominations, along with a large amount of Marijuana in different packaging. Williams eventually admitted to the cash and Marijuana belonging to him, according to the report.
Both the driver and Jarmarcus Williams were arrested and transported back to the state police barracks in South Yarmouth. The driver was later released after being charged with motor vehicle violations…
… while Williams was informed he could also leave after coughing up $100,000 cash bail.
The cash found inside the vehicle, over $2500, was secured as evidence inside a safe. Vials of what appeared to be joints, along with six bags containing what appeared to be weed, were also all secured as evidence inside the same safe.
Jarmarcus Williams, unable to cough up a hundred large on such short notice, was held in a cell and taken into Barnstable District Court later that morning to be arraigned on the new charge from the state police for Distribution of a Class D Substance (Marijuana) and to also answer to the litany of charges on the warrant out of Barnstable…
Bail was set at $150,000 cash on the multiple charges from Barnstable Police Department, and additional bail was set at $100,000 on the new drug charge from the Massachusetts State Police, for a total $250,000 cash bail.
As of this past Friday, Williams had failed to come up with bail and had been ordered committed to the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 11/13/18 on all Barnstable and state police charges.
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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