Hyannis – Members of the Street Crimes Unit initiated a traffic stop this afternoon on Barnstable Road.
Upon further investigation of the silver Volvo officers discovered one of the passengers in possession of an illicit narcotic.
Witnesses observed what they thought was officers administering a field sobriety test…
One passenger was temporarily detained while the other was placed under arrest for Possession of a Class A Substance.
A “Class A Substance” is a powerful narcotic such as heroin, morphine, codeine or ketamine (a.k.a. “Special K”).
In other news:
Do people abuse dangerous narcotics in your neighborhood?
Before you say no, please consider this:
Hyannis News has observed an epidemic of heroin abuse that effects every village within the Town of Barnstable.
Rich or poor, private or public, no neighborhood is exempt from having someone improperly discard hypodermic needles outside where children play.
When we were kids in the 70s we would often play in the leaves that fell along our roadsides. I don’t know if kids do this anymore, but we use to race down the steps of the school bus to be the first to kick the leaves that accumulated against the curbside…
Today I found an unpleasant reminder of our town-wide drug problem along Chase Street, near to where kids play everyday.
I’ve often heard of police officers recovering discarded hypodermics from other neighborhoods, never fully realizing just how easy it would be for an innocent child to get stuck with one of these delivery systems of death…
An unwanted light bulb went off today while I was walking along remembering when we use to kick the leaves!
The abruptly illuminated stark reality of the all-to-common modern hazards our children face on a daily basis…
It’s sad to think kids can no longer safely kick leaves on their way home from the bus anymore…
… at least not in my old neighborhood.
In other news:
A small pickup truck was “t-boned” when a full size van reportedly blew through a red light at Attucks Lane and Route 132 earlier this evening… according to at least two witnesses.
One woman complained of possible injuries and Barnstable Rescue responded to the scene… but luckily the injuries were not serious.
In happier news:
A 5-year-old girl with special needs was reunited with family this past Friday evening after she showed up at Papa Johns Pizza on West Main Street all by herself.
It’s a good thing someone noticed her and called police.
At first, police had trouble getting the child to clearly identify her address or parent’s name…
Eventually officers learned the little girl had slipped away from a nearby residence and that somebody was coming to get her.
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
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