Man arrested on drug charges

On Friday, January 27, 2012, at approximately 2:30 am, Officer David Simmons observed a suspicious motor vehicle in the parking lot of 7-11 on the Cranberry Highway. After further observances and investigation, a motor vehicle stop was conducted on Cohasset Road, where the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as 20-year-old Matthew Cole of #16 Bertino St. in Onset, MA.

During conversation with Mr. Cole several inconsistencies and the smell of marijuana, a search of Mr. Cole and his vehicle led to the discovery of a scale for weighing marijuana, three bags of marijuana, and several pills that were identified as Percocet.

Matthew Cole was placed under arrest at the Wareham Police Department. He was arraigned at Wareham Fourth District Court this morning. Mr. Cole has been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance (Marijuana) and Possession of a Class B Substance (Percocet)