HYANNIS - A 25-year-old Hyannis man is facing heroin trafficking charges following drug raids Wednesday at two separate Hyannis locations. Tuesday, police obtained a warrant to search 398 West Main Street, Apt. 2C and 19 General Patton Drive, both in Hyannis.
Both locations were believed to be illegal drug distribution points for Anthony Russ of Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, narcotics detectives and Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) officers have been tracking Russ for five months, monitoring his activities and making undercover narcotics purchases.
From both locations, police seized a total of $1,300 in cash and quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana with an estimated street value of $5,000, according to police.
Police are crediting SCU member and Mashpee K9 Police Officer Michael Assad and his dog Lola with finding the heroin in an abandoned vehicle on the General Patton property.
Russ was arrested and transported to the Barnstable Police Station where he was charged with trafficking heroin (18-36 grams), possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police said based on his record, Russ was held overnight at the station and arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Thursday.
Anthony "Little Ant" Russ was arrested in 2007 and charged with firing a gun at a Hiramar Road house. Later in 2007, Russ was arrested in connection with the murder of a North Carolina teen in Hyannis.