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Barnstable police nab six on drug charges over a three-day period

Pot, crack cocaine and heroin seized during three unrelated incidents
Six people were arrested this week on drug possession charges in Barnstable. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photos.
Six people were arrested this week on drug possession charges in Barnstable. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photos.

BARNSTABLE - Over the past three days, Barnstable officers have arrested six people and seized varying quantities of cash and drugs as a result of two illegal narcotics investigations and one witnessed drug buy, according to a statement from Barnstable police.

Pot bust

On Tuesday, detectives and and Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) members executed a search warrant at 19B Pine Street in Centerville.  The warrant was obtained following a month-long investigation into marijuana distribution conducted by Patrolman Peter Ginnetty.  According to police, undercover pot purchases had been made at the home.

During the raid, detectives reportedly seized a half a pound of marijuana, digital scales and packaging materials. Police estimate the street value of the pot at $1,000. Two men, 33-year-old Brian Medeiros of Hyannis and 33-year-old Dylan Hayes of Weymouth were placed under arrest.  Medeiros was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  Police reportedly found a bag of heroin and a registered loaded pistol on Hayes. He was charged with possession of heroin and his license to carry was seized by police.

Crack cocaine bust

On Wednesday, during an unrelated investigation, Det. Lt. Sean Balcom reportedly witnessed a drug transaction between two people on Main Street in Hyannis. Detectives and SCU members arrested both the buyer (34-year-old Brandy Knorr of Hyannis) and the seller (27-year-old Neville Lumsden of Hyannis).

Knorr was reportedly in possession of $200 worth of crack cocaine and Lumsden had the cash, police said. The pair were arrested and both charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act. Additionally, Knorr was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and Lumsden was charged with distribution of cocaine.

Heroin bust

Also on Wednesday, Det. Jason Laber ended a month-long investigation into heroin distribution with the arrest of two people at their Marstons Mills home.  Detectives executed a search warrant at 54 Frazier Way where undercover heroin purchases had reportedly been made. 

The residents of the home, 20-year-old Justin Parker and 24-year-old Ashley Boucher, where both placed under arrest and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Detectives seized a quantity of heroin with a reported street value of $1,000, found in the garage on the property.


Top row, left to right: Brian Medeiros and Dylan Hayes; Middle row, left to right: Brandy Knorr and Neville Lumsden; Bottom row, left to right: Justin Parker and Ashley Boucher. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photos.

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