On Thursday, October 11, 2012, at approximately 6:30 am, Wareham Police Department detectives, patrol officers, and troopers assigned to the Mass. State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team conducted a joint investigation regarding warrant arrests of two Wareham residents in separate locations. During the warrant arrests, two others were arrested on drug charges as a result of further investigation at one of the locations.
Mark Gomes, age 47, of #7 Trout Farm Way, was arrested on 3 outstanding warrants regarding larceny charges and the charge of Possession of a Firearm. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Gomes was found to be in possession of approximately 3 ounces of marijuana in plastic baggies, and was charged with Possession of a Class D Substance (Marijuana) with Intent to Distribute.
At #5 Camardo Drive, detectives and officers located 25-year-old Christian Fernandes, who was arrested for warrants pertaining to charges of Unarmed Robbery and Operating After License Suspension, 20-year-old Sabria Chytrus, and 23-year-old Thomas Tavares III . Further investigation revealed several items of drug paraphernalia including a digital scale and plastic sandwich bags, four of which contained marijuana. A further search led to the discovery of 117 small plastic baggies containing cocaine, an Oxycodone pill, and over an ounce of marijuana located in separate baggies.
The three parties have been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance (marijuana), Possession of a Class B Substance (cocaine), and Possession of a Class B Substance (Oxycodone), as well as Possession of a Class D Substance (marijuana). The arrested parties were arraigned at Wareham District Court on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
Chief Stanley praised the cooperative effort of the detectives, officers, and troopers involved in the arrests of the wanted individuals and the ensuing investigation into the possession and distribution of illegal drugs in Wareham.