On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at approximately 7:30 pm, members of the Wareham Police Department Detective Division executed a search warrant at #291A Onset Avenue, due to several complaints received from anonymous tipsters and other concerned citizens regarding the distribution of illegal drugs in the Onset area. The address of the search warrant is located directly across the street from Lopes Playground on Onset Avenue.
During a search of the residence, several items of drug paraphernalia were recovered, including scales and plastic corner cut baggies. Also located during the search were three small baggies containing heroin, and marijuana, which was found in another area of the apartment.
Two residents of the apartment, 31 year old Jason Abbott and 28 year old Erin Morrissette, were charged with Possession of a Class A Substance (Heroin) with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Class D Substance (Marijuana), and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act. Mr. Abbott and Ms. Morrissette were also charged with Drug Violation within 100 ft. of a School/Playground, due to the close proximity of the apartment to Lopes Playground.
On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, detectives executed a search warrant at #291B Onset Ave., where a continuing investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, over $1100 cash, and related items of drug paraphernalia throughout the apartment. 19 year old Anthony Simmons, who was not home at the time of the search warrant execution, was arrested today, September 6, 2012, as a result of a warrant obtained for his arrest. Mr. Simmons has been charged with Possession of Class D (Marijuana) with Intent to Distribute.
Also on August 29, 2012, detectives arrested 22 year old Anthony Spinola of 31 Gibbs Ball Park Rd. in Onset, who was charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Class B (Percocet) as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Onset Ave. led to the discovery of marijuana and a Percocet pill inside the vehicle. During booking procedures at the police station, Mr. Spinola was found to be in possession of approximately 22 grams of cocaine inside several plastic baggies.
While Chief Richard Stanley praised the investigative efforts of the Detective Division, he particularly praised the citizens who showed their intolerance for illegal drug activity in their neighborhood and reported the suspicious activity, which led to search warrants and the arrests of drug dealers in the Onset area.