YPD and staties prevent additional narcotics from hitting Cape streets…

YPD and staties prevent additional narcotics from hitting Cape streets…

The following is the actual YPD press statement:

Yarmouth Police and State Police Drug Task Force Arrest West Yarmouth Heroin Dealer

On the afternoon of Friday, November 25th, 2016, at 2:15PM, Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Christopher VanNess, Yarmouth Police Drug Enforcement Unit Detective Scott Lundegren, and members of the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force observed a gray 2005 Ford pickup truck (MA Reg 1XN226) traveling eastbound on Route 6 and conducted a motor vehicle stop as it entered on to Route 132 in Barnstable.

The lone occupant identified as Leslie Peterson began to cry and told the Police Officers that she was out on bail from her recent arrest on October 27, 2016 in Brewster for heroin and might be going to jail.

Peterson voluntarily pulled a knotted corner baggie containing five grams of tan powder from her bra. Peterson admitted that she travelled to Taunton and that she purchased six grams for $40.00 a gram as opposed to $100.00 a gram on Cape. A digital scale was also recovered from inside the vehicle.

Peterson reported that because of the price difference, she can make a profit on Cape Cod by traveling to Taunton for cheaper prices then re-selling it on the Cape.

Barnstable Police Department personnel arrived at the scene and Peterson was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters. She was later bailed by the Bail Commissioner on personal recognizance and was scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Arrest: LESLIE B. PETERSON Age: 46
Vehicle: GRY 2005 FORD Reg: MA 1XN226

[This release was prepared and distributed by the Command Staff of the Yarmouth Police Department]



Robert Bastille


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4 responses to YPD and staties prevent additional narcotics from hitting Cape streets…

  1. Mike Flynn December 3rd, 2016 at 7:35 am

    She is not helping herself in that police stop. To much talking on her part.


  2. Carol December 4th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Where to we go on the Cape to get away from this drug madness and the escalating violence? I am almost crying reading about these stories. I do feel sorry for this woman but….


  3. Austin December 4th, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    we’ve got thousands of people on cape who need help.

    people living with addiction continue to do so because willpower isn’t an option

    I wouldn’t want this shit happening on my street either.

    In any statistic have you ever found that jail time has improved a persons actions within their community when they’ve gotten out?

    at what point do you outcast a person?
    at what point is a person out of chances?
    at what point are you no longer worth trying to help?

    A lot of my friends would be alive right now if they could have gotten help without being treated like they’re inhuman.
    Which is how anybody in this situation is treated.


  4. Sharon LaCouture December 5th, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I hear you Austin, the honest and correct answer SHOULD be NEVER. Never cause them to be cast out of their communities, never treat them as sub-humans, never turn a blind eye and never give up.
    But it is way too easy for people to turn a blind eye, avoid the downtown area where you might see addicts, way too easy to just banish them and forget they exist because they don’t fit your idea of an upright/uptight/law abiding citizen.
    Everyone deserves second chances, in the case of addiction it goes up to 10th and 11th and 12th chances. They all deserve our kindness and understanding, respect and help.
    When they refuse everything we offer, many times they become a statistic, they die or they just kind of disappear [because they moved on]. You see a lot of them leave this time of year, headed for warmer places as many of them are homeless and victim to the elements. Being homeless during a blizzard really sucks.
    Never give up Austin. You might be the voice of reason that helps a person find sobriety. You might just save a life.
    Peace, love and joy to everyone this holiday season