Two arrested in Hyannis hotel drug bust

Police seize a mixed bag of illegal narcotics
Neville Lumsden (left) and Marcus Pogue (right) were arrested and charged with possessing a mixed bag of illegal narcotics. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photos.

HYANNIS - An 8 a.m. call from a hotel employee led to the arrest of two men Wednesday on drug charges in Hyannis.  According to a release from Barnstable police, dispatchers received a call from an employee of the Days Inn on Route 132 reporting suspicious activity in the motel's back parking lot.

Police arrived at the motel to find two men standing near a 2013 Volkswagen SUV.  The men were identified as 27-year-old Neville Lumsden of Hyannis and 19-year-old Marcus Pogue of Mashpee.  According to police, the SUV had been rented by Lumsden. He was also a registered guest of the motel.

A motel employee reportedly told police drugs were found in Lumsden's room. The drugs were identified by officers as heroin and ecstasy, police said. Officers also found a small bag of cocaine believed to belong to the men near the SUV.

Both men were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a Class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute, possession of a Class B substance (ecstasy) with intent to distribute and possession of a Class C substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute.

When first approached, Pogue told officers his name was James Baker of Hyannis in an effort to conceal an outstanding warrant against him for possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute. The plan failed and Pogue was additionally charged with giving police a false name and the outstanding warrant.

The pair were transported to the Barnstable Police Station where they were booked, then arraigned at Barnstable District Court.

Lumsden was arrested twice earlier this year in March, once for cocaine and once on a default warrant for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on