WAREHAM — A Wareham man faces charges following a drug investigation in the town.

Members of the Wareham Police Department Detective Division conducted surveillance for several days in the area of Indian Mound Beach after receiving complaints from neighbors of illegal drug activity.

On Tuesday at about 1:15 p.m., detectives were observing a residence at 22 Tomahawk Drive and saw a man leave the house. Detectives stopped the man on Cohasset Road.

During an attempt to pat frisk the male, the suspect pulled away and tried to flee but was taken to the ground by two detectives. The suspect was placed into custody following a brief struggle.

A search of the suspect's person uncovered suspected fentanyl, an electric stun gun, two cell phones, and $81. A subsequent search of the man's home resulted in the seizure of $494 and a digital scale from the residence.

The suspect, Codey T. Murphy, 23, of 22 Tomahawk Drive, Wareham, is being charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug and resisting arrest.

Murphy was previously arrested in October 2015 and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug following a 3 a.m. raid by police at his home. He was convicted of the single charge in May 2016.

“We have a very small detective unit, with only four officers, yet they are a dynamic and energetic group that work tirelessly,” Acting Police Chief John Walcek said. “The vigorous efforts of this unit and the rest of the police department will continue for the improvement of the quality of life of Wareham.”

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