Wareham PD: Heroin found in tow truck during motor vehicle stop

Passenger charged with possession
Wareham police pulled over a tow truck, charging the driver (Joshua McKee, left) with being knowingly present where heroin is kept and the passenger (Maxx Phillips, right) with heroin possession. Wareham Police Department booking photos.

WAREHAM - Two men face drug-related charges following their arrest in Wareham Thursday. After monitoring the activities of two men in a tow truck Thursday morning, Wareham officers and detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop around 10 a.m. on Swifts Beach Road. According to a Wareham police release, officers and detectives found a cigarette pack containing heroin powder in the possession of the passenger, 29-year-old Maxx Phillips of Wareham. 

Police also reportedly found a spoon and an open bottle of water on the seat between Phillips and the driver, 40-year-old Joshua McKee of Wareham. These common items are typically used to prepare heroin for use, police said.

The two men were arrested and transported to the Wareham Police Station for booking. Phillips was charged with possession of a Class A substance (heroin) and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act. McKee was charged with knowingly being present where heroin is kept and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act. 

Both men were arraigned in Wareham 4th District Court the same day.

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