YARMOUTH POLICE MEDIA STATEMENT: On Friday December 6th at 7:00 pm, Officer Connor Burnham initiated a traffic stop for a motor vehicle infraction.
The operator, identified as Dustin Monick, from South Yarmouth initially stopped his vehicle then fled when Officer Burnham approached.
After a brief pursuit the operator was apprehended and arrested.
During the investigation it was learned that Monick had discarded a black backpack which was located along the route of the pursuit. A search of the backpack revealed that it contained over 600 grams of fentanyl and other assorted illegal substances. The backpack also contained over $3,000 in cash in various denominations.
Monick was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters for processing.
Based on information that developed after the arrest, Detective Scott Lundegren, Officer Burnham and members of the Proactive Anti-Crime Unit and Detective Division conducted an additional follow up investigation.
The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant on a storage container which resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of drugs and money. In total, over 3 kilos of [Fentanyl] was seized along with over $100,000.00 in cash.
Monick was held at the Yarmouth Police Department over the weekend and transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment this morning. Monick is currently being held on $250,000.00 bail.
The incident remains open and under investigation.
Arrest: Dustin D. Monick – age 22 of South Yarmouth
Trafficking Fentanyl in excess of 200 grams
Possession of Class A substance with intent to distribute
Possession of Class B substance with intent to distribute
Failure to stop for Police
Failure to Stop at a Red Light
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