The following is the actual YPD press statement:
Yarmouth Police Drug Enforcement and PAC Units Arrest Career Criminal with over 57 Grams of Deadly Fentanyl
On Monday, December 12, 2016, Yarmouth Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit Detective Scott Lundegren compiled and subsequently obtained a search warrant from First District Court of Barnstable authorizing the search of 71 Gleason Avenue, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The search warrant authorized Police Officers to search for Heroin—a highly addictive Class A controlled substance—and evidence related to the distribution of Heroin. The search warrant also authorized the search of the person of Diana Kimball and any persons present in the location to be searched. The search warrant was obtained based on probable cause developed during a criminal investigation into the distribution of Heroin by Diana Kimball.
At approximately 12:30PM, members of the Yarmouth Police Department Detective Division and Proactive Anti-Crime Unit encountered Kimball and another female as they arrived to the residence in Kimball’s vehicle. Upon encountering Kimball, Kimball began yelling “F**K YOU” over and over and appeared to be attempting to start her vehicle so that she could flee. Kimball was escorted out of the car and at that time, was observed to be holding a knotted plastic bag. Kimball threw the bag to the ground upon exiting the vehicle before being placed into handcuffs. The bag appeared to contain multiple hard objects inside which appeared to be “fingers” of heroin.
After securing both Kimball and her female passenger, both were advised of the search warrant and their rights. Prior to conducting the search of the residence, Detectives examined the contents of the bag taken from Kimball. The bag appeared to be two plastic bags with two smaller clear plastic bags inside. The clear bags had multiple pressed round cylinders of a white powdery substance. These pressed powders of drugs are 10-gram “fingers” of Heroin and are pressed that way for wholesale narcotics distribution.
Subsequently, a search of the residence was conducted and Police Officers further recovered several boxes of sandwich baggies, multiple digital scales, a digital scale, and Suboxone oral film strips.
The following items were seized from the residence and from the person of Diana Kimball during the execution of the search warrant:
• 57.8 grams of Fentanyl
• Suboxone Strips 2mg
• Boxed Sandwich Baggies
• Digital Scales
• 2006 Toyota Camry Sedan
The 57.8 grams of Fentanyl found in the possession of Kimball has an estimated street value of $12,000.
Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action that is estimated to be between 50 and 100 times as potent as morphine. Fentanyl is used as a recreational drug often mixed with heroin, and this use has led to thousands of overdose deaths each year in recent years all across the United States.
Kimball—who is well-known to Cape Cod Law Enforcement with 64 prior criminal charges in Massachusetts—was processed at Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters and arraigned in the Barnstable District Court and subsequently held on $1,000 cash bail. Kimball posted the bail and is currently in the community awaiting trial.
Arrest: DIANA LYNN KIMBALL
Address: 71 GLEASON AVE W YARMOUTH, MA
Charges: TRAFFICKING FENTANYL – 57.8 GRAMS
POSSESS CLASS B DRUG SUBOXONE
[This release was prepared and distributed by the Command Staff of the Yarmouth Police Department.]
© 2016 Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
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