UPDATE – 3/28/2018 – The following is the actual press statement from the Yarmouth Police Department:
YPD, BPD, COUNTY, AND FEDERAL AGENTS ARREST LOCAL FETANYL TRAFFICKER
On March 26, 2018 a No Knock search warrant was obtained from First District Court of Barnstable, authorizing the search of 125 Lewis Road, Hyannis, Massachusetts.
The search warrant authorized officers to search for Heroin, a Class A controlled substance and evidence related to the distribution of Heroin.
The search warrant also authorized the search of Jimmy Lee Perry, any and all present, and in the nighttime.
The search warrant was obtained based on probable cause developed during the investigation into the distribution of Heroin by Jimmy Lee Perry.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at approximately 6PM hours, led by Yarmouth Police Department Detective Michael Wells; Yarmouth Police Detectives and Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers, United States Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agents, Barnstable Police Department Detectives, and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Deputies executed the search warrant.
Found on Perry:
• A roll of US currency that totaled $3,163.00
• Six individual bags of white powder (later tested and positively identified as Fentanyl) with a combined weight of 19.3 grams
Found in the home:
• Plastic jar containing plastic baggies with the corners ripped off.
• Magic bullet with a white powdery residue on the inside
• Two digital scales and a box of sandwich baggies.
• Wireless security system.
• Two round green pills with the marking TEVA/833, later identified as Clonazepam and a box of sandwich baggies
Following the execution of the search warrant, all Police Officers cleared the scene.
All seized items were secured pending processing as evidence.
Subsequent to the execution of the search warrant, Perry was transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters where he was booked and processed.
Perry—a convicted felon with 71 priors in Massachusetts—was held overnight on $15,040 cash bail and transported to the Barnstable District Court this morning for arraignment.
Arrest: JIMMY LEE PERRY
Address: 125 LEWIS RD HYANNIS, MA
FELONY RAFFICKING FENTANYL – 10 GRAMS OR MORE
POSSESS CLASS C
The Yarmouth Police Department highly commends the work of our Detectives and Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers and the cooperation of our Local, County, and Federal Law Enforcement Officials in this investigation and subsequent arrest and seizure.
The Yarmouth Police Department continues to make significant violent crime and drug arrests and is committed to protecting our community and our citizens as we keep Yarmouth one of the safest communities in the region.
If you, or a loved one needs help, or you have information about drug distribution, violence, or any other crimes occurring in the Town of Yarmouth, please contact the Yarmouth Police Department Detective Division at 508.775.0445 extension 2134
Initial HN report:
HYANNIS – At the time of this report, not much is known as to why several law enforcement agencies raided a home at 125 Lewis Road, located in a busy family neighborhood behind the Cumberland Farms on Barnstable Road.
At least one person was taken into custody at the time of the raid last evening… and that person was transported back to Yarmouth Police Headquarters.
The scene was secure when HN arrived, as some detectives gathered outside the home, speaking with a young woman… while a small child ran back and forth, playing in the yard… interacting with officers when he once ran toward their unmarked cruisers parked along the street.
There appears to have possibly been the execution of some type of search warrant, as detectives spent a significant amount of time inside the domicile, passing in and out on their own… and at will.
Down the street, HN spoke with neighbors and they did not seem the least bit surprised by the raid. One saying it was “about time.”
* Having said that, nobody knows exactly why police were there… and all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
HN NOTE: HN spoke with sources on scene and reassured them it’s HN’s policy to take the extra time and effort to voluntarily obscure images of plainclothes personnel whenever possible, even when a particular agency is at odds, behaving in an illegal and hostile manner toward HN due to poor leadership and retaliatory practices.
***** Let’s hope some of our local police administrators commit to being the “good guys” again… as these are very scary and disturbing times in the Town of Barnstable (at least for myself and some others). And please keep all of our local police in your thoughts and prayers (it’s not easy work, especially under the current situation) – at the street level, our officers are the best of the best – but at the administrative level they need help; may our police administrators learn to obey our laws themselves, protect and serve EVERYONE, live up to higher standards, and do what’s right for the greater community. [More on that later. 🙁]
This is serious business and we cannot have bullies running our police department. *****
Also, since the case appears to be in the hands of the YPD, an agency which has demonstrated a consistent pattern of community policing practices and transparency, it’s likely HN will be able to update this story with official details as soon as possible.
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