Southport Resident Arrested For Heroin Possession In Mashpee

For the second time in 10 days, a resident of the Southport “active adult” retirement community in Mashpee has been involved in an incident involving the use of heroin.

On Sunday, May 25, Paul M. Stein, 57, of Beacon Court was arrested at the Southport entrance and charged with possession of a Class A substance - heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger, and a marked lanes violation.

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According to police reports on file at Falmouth District Court, Mashpee police officers received a call for two suspicious parties passed out in a vehicle for three hours at the Commons Convenience store parking lot on Route 151. Upon arrival, officers witnessed the vehicle leaving the parking lot, and head toward Southport. On Old Barnstable Road, Mr. Stein’s vehicle swerved into the opposite travel lane, nearly causing a head-on collision with another vehicle.

A search of the vehicle, which also involved a drug-sniffing K-9, turned up heroin, hypodermic needles, a clear glass pipe, a scale with heroin residue on it, and two marijuana cigarettes.

The passenger in Mr. Stein’s vehicle, Dillon Bassett, 28, of Attleboro, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws.

On May 15, a 63-year-old woman overdosed on heroin at a Portside Drive residence, was revived by the application of Narcan nasal spray, and was eventually transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for treatment.

Mr. Stein was arraigned on Tuesday morning at Falmouth District Court, and released on $100 bail. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for July 17.

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