Hyannis hotel drug bust yields $20K in product, four in handcuffs

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Terence Silvera was arrested Friday and $5,000 in cash and $20,00 in drugs were seized from his Hyannis hotel room. Barnstable Police Dept. booking and evidence photos.

HYANNIS - An illegal narcotics raid at a Hyannis Main Street hotel netted a repeat drug dealer and three of his alleged cohorts Friday morning. The arrests and seizure of an assortment of drugs including heroin and cocaine immediately followed an appearance in Barnstable Superior Court, according to a Barnstable police release.

According to police, Barnstable detectives and members of the Cape Cod DEA Drug Task Force have been investigating 26-year-old Terence Silvera of Hyannis for the past five months. Police have reportedly conducted surveillance and made several undercover drug buys from Slivera and members of his purported drug ring.

On Friday morning, following an appearance in court on an open case, detectives followed Silvera from the Barnstable County Courthouse to his reported drug lair at the International Inn on Main Street in Hyannis. There, police waited until Silvera entered then exited Room 135 and executed a search warrant.

Silvera, who had $5,000 in cash on him, was placed under arrest. Three of his cohorts, 23-year-old Vaughnay Rose of Hyannis, 19-year-old Theresa Rose of Hyannis and 20-year-old Domenik Robinson of Boston were in Room 135 and also taken into custody.

A search of the hotel room reportedly yielded 90 grams of heroin, 28 grams of cocaine and smaller quantities of marijuana and molly (MDMA), according to police. Detectives estimate the combined street value of the drugs at $20,000.

Silvera, Rose, Robinson and Rose were all transported to the Barnstable Police Station where they were processed and charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, trafficking heroin (36-100) grams and trafficking cocaine (18-36 grams). Additionally, Theresea Rose was charged with possession of a Class B substance (MDMA) with intent to distribute. All four are scheduled to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday.

At the time of his arrest Friday, Silvera was out on bail on an open narcotics case from 2011 in which he was charged with trafficking cocaine, police said.

At the time of his 2011 arrest, Silvera was out on bail on an open narcotics case from 2010 in which he was also charged with trafficking cocaine. In 2012, Silvera was sentenced to three years in state prison in the 2010 case. Courtesy of the state drug lab scandal, Silvera served less than a year on those charges, police said.


(Silvera's alleged cohorts, left to right, Domenik Robinson, Theresa Rose and Vaughnay Rose, were all arrested in Room 135 of the International Inn Friday morning around 9:30 a.m. Barnstable Police Department booking photos.)


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