Alleged heroin buyer and seller arrested in West Yarmouth Thursday

Officer notices "suspicious activity" in Hess parking lot
Left to right: Cameron Byers and Daniel A. Donoghue Jr. Yarmouth Police Dept. booking photos.

WEST YARMOUTH - Two men were arrested last Thursday in the parking lot of the Hess Gas Station on Route 28 in West Yarmouth at the Hyannis town line. According to a Yarmouth police release, the men attracted the attention of Officer Scott Lundegren of the Barnstable-Yarmouth Street Crimes Unit.  Officer Lundegren reportedly saw one of the men, 23-year-old Cameron Byers of Hyannis, cutting a small quantity off a large piece of a "compressed powdery substance" believed to be heroin with a pocket knife.

A second man, 25-year-old Daniel A. Donoghue  Jr. of West Yarmouth, was standing nearby, allegedly looking to buy heroin.

Additional SCU officers were called to the parking lot and Byers and Donoghue were placed under arrest. Byers was charged with possession of a Class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute and Donoghue was charged with conspiracy to violate Massachusetts Drug Laws.

The pair were arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Friday.

Byers was the boyfriend of Gina Giovangelo, who fled from the Barnstable Court House during her arraignment on vehicular homicide charges. Byers and another woman were arrested with Giovangelo at a Wareham motel in May 2010 and charged as accessories to the fact. Read that story on here.

(Above: Evidence seized during Byers's arrest. Yarmouth Police Dept. photo.) 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