YARMOUTH – The following HN Photos show last night’s scene in the parking lot of Stop and Shop.
The following is the actual YPD Press statement:
YARMOUTH POLICE SEIZE NEARLY 90 GRAMS OF HEROIN AND COCAINE AND ARREST DRUG TRAFFICKER IN SUPERMARKET PARKING LOT
On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:40PM, Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers Sean Geary and Christopher VanNess observed a man in the parking lot of Stop & Shop on Long Pond Drive in South Yarmouth.
The man ran off and the Officers observed him drop a corner cut bag of tan powder on the ground. He was quickly apprehended while Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Nicholas Officer Ambrosini and his drug detection K9 Gauge alerted on illegal drugs inside of the man’s vehicle.
Officers located further narcotics in the vehicle. These narcotics were 56.5 grams of white powder cocaine and 32.4 grams of tan powder heroin. These narcotics were bagged in a total of 7 different bags.
The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters, held overnight, and transported to the Barnstable District Court today for arraignment.
Arrest: GILVER JIMENEZ Age: 29
Address: 17 SEA STREET HYANNIS, MA
Charges: FELONY TRAFFICKING HEROIN
FELONY TRAFFICKING COCAINE
UPDATE: Gilver Jimenez was arraigned today in the Barnstable District Court and is being held without bail for previous probation violations.
Jimenez was arrested late last night by Yarmouth Police Officers with nearly 90 grams of deadly heroin and cocaine.
We are continuing to combat this deadly epidemic that has led to over 100 known overdoes in Yarmouth and 11 deaths so far in 2017.
This drug investigation happened just hours after YPD responded to yet another fatal overdose in their town.
YARMOUTH POLICE INVESTIGATE 11TH FATAL HEROIN/FENTANYL OD
On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:47PM, Yarmouth Police Officers and Firefighters responded to a home in Yarmouth and found a 26-year-old adult unconscious.
Police Officers and Firefighters provided CPR and advanced life support including the use of Narcan but despite all efforts, the victim was unable to be revived.
This is the 11th known overdose death in Yarmouth believed to be due to the use of illegal drugs so far in 2017.
YPD also wants to remind the public that help is available:
If you or a friend need help stopping and overcoming opioid related addiction PLEASE call 800-327-5050 for the Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline.
We remind everyone that the YPD hosts weekly ‘Learn to Cope’ opioid support group meetings for families dealing with addiction and recovery every Tuesday night at 7PM. Narcan training and supplies are available at to all no cost at the end of the meeting.
Confidential ‘Operation Rides for Hope’ free rides to and from the meetings are available by calling Town Taxi of Cape Cod at 508.775.5555.