On Friday, November 16, 2012, at approximately 7:30 pm, Officer James White conducted a motor vehicle stop on Depot St., due to the vehicle being unregistered. During the stop, the passenger, identified as 44-year-old Gilbert Roderick of Wareham, appeared to be very nervous and refused to remove his hands from his pants, at which time the officer applied the use of his Taser to gain compliance. Mr. Roderick then threw a camera case containing an unmarked pill bottle under the vehicle. Closer examination of the pill bottle revealed that it contained 176 various prescription medication pills, including Oxycontin, Clonazepam, and Clonidine. Also discovered at the scene were three plastic baggies containing small amounts of heroin. When the drugs were found, Mr. Roderick stated that he had ingested several pills before the stop took place. Wareham EMS was then requested to the scene and transported Mr. Roderick to Tobey Hospital in Wareham for medical evaluation.
Gilbert Roderick has been charged with a total of 11 drug charges, including Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A (heroin), Class B (Oxycontin), Class C, Class D, and Class E (various prescription meds). In addition, Mr. Roderick has been charged with Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, and Resisting Arrest.
On Monday, November 19, 2012, OfficerDean Decas conducted a motor vehicle stop on Main St. at Narrows Road after the driver, 24-year-old Jonathan Bader of Mashpee, MA was noticed to be driving with a suspended license. While searching Mr. Bader during the arrest, he was found to be in possession of 7 plastic baggies containing marijuana, along with over $800 cash.
Mr. Bader was arraigned at Wareham Fourth District Court on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 on charges of Driving After Suspension and Possession of Class D w/ Intent to Distribute (marijuana).