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Rhode Island man busted at West Barnstable Burger King with 15 grams of cocaine

Police received information that Battles would be in town with drugs in his possession
Jason Battles was arrested by Barnstable SCU on drug charges early Sunday. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photo.
Jason Battles was arrested by Barnstable SCU on drug charges early Sunday. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photo.

WEST BARNSTABLE - Acting on information received from a confidential informant, Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) members arrested a Rhode Island man in the parking lot of the Burger King on Route 132 early Sunday morning.

SCU learned that 37-year-old Jason Battles of Pawtucket, Rhode Island would be in the Hyannis area and would have illegal narcotics in his possession.

When officers arrested Battles at 12:07 a.m. Sunday, they seized fifteen grams of cocaine, one gram of heroin and $700 in cash. He was transported to the Barnstable Police Station where he was booked and charged with possession of a Class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute and possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute. He was held on $3,000 cash bail until his arraignment in Barnstable District Court on Monday.

Battles, according to police, has an extensive criminal record including assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charges. He was convicted in Suffolk Superior Court in 2009 for armed robbery.

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