Updated: Police Conduct Drug Raid in East Wareham
Wareham Police say they raided a home at Union Pond Apartments, arrested a man, and confiscated a variety of drugs and paraphernalia.
Police searched the East Wareham apartment Monday afternoon after obtaining a warrant, according to a statement from Wareham Police Chief John Walcek. The warrant was obtained following an investigation into illegal narcotics sales.
As part of the same investigation, a second warrant was served at 2798 Cranberry Highway. At that location detectives confiscated suspected cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, Suboxone, psilocybin mushrooms, and a digital scale, as well as a quantity of cash, Walcek said.
Joshua P. Fernandes, 33, of 331 Gatehouse Drive was arrested and now faces various drug charges, including possession with intent to distribute.
Police say Fernandes is a frequent flyer in the criminal justice system and has been arrested multiple times for narcotic violations by the Wareham Police Department.
“Our detectives worked quickly when they developed information about illegal narcotic sales in this apartment complex with many families and children," Chief Walcek said.
This story has been updated with new information from the Wareham Police Department.