The Mashpee Police Department has confirmed that three arrests in connection with a local heroin distribution ring were made at approximately 3:30 PM on Mohawk Road. The arrests marked the culmination of a three-month investigation, Mashpee Police Captain Scott W. Carline said. The Mashpee Police Department was assisted by the Massachusetts State Police Drug Task Force and the Yarmouth Police Department during the execution of a search warrant at 17 Mohawk Road.
Arrested following a motor vehicle stop prior to the search of the home was Edward J. Harper, 38, of Mashpee. Mr. Harper was target of the investigation and is being charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.
Also arrested were Jermaine L. Peters, 38, of Mashpee and Vanessa E. Dumaine, 26, of Falmouth. Mr. Peters was charged with being present where heroin is kept, and Ms. Dumaine was charged with possession of a Class A substance.
The quantity of heroin seized has not yet been released by the Mashpee Police Department, although it did confirm that cutting agents, packaging materials, a scale, and baggies were seized from the home.
The suspects are currently being processed at the Mashpee Police Department, and will be arraigned in Falmouth District Court on Wednesday morning.
Mohawk Road is off Algonquin Road in the vicinity of Johns Pond.