Two Alleged Narcotics Dealers Busted in Wareham
WAREHAM — A traffic stop on Glen Charlie Road in Wareham led to the arrest of a Stoughton man and a Wareham woman and the confiscation of narcotics, cash, cell phones and paraphernalia.
On Friday at about 11:20 a.m., Wareham police detectives stopped a vehicle as part of an investigation into illegal narcotic sales in the Shangri-La area, according to the Wareham Police Department.
During the stop, detectives seized 16.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 20.5 grams of suspected cocaine, one gram of suspected heroin, a digital scale, over $950 in cash, four cell phones, and a box of sandwich bags.
Robert Ward, 59, of Stoughton, and Johna Fonseca, 40, of Wareham, were placed under arrest. Each is each charged with trafficking in cocaine over 36 grams, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug.
Ward's Class A distribution charge was a subsequent offense. He was arrested less than a year ago after law enforcement agents raided his home at 6 Bartlett Lane in East Wareham. In that incident, Ward was charged with having over 530 grams of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine.
Fonseca has had her own brushes with the law. In 2017, she was arrested in New Bedford on four outstanding warrants. In 2015, she was arrested at the Hillside Motel in Mattapoisett on a drug charge.
The detectives were assisted by patrol officers at the scene.
“While it is frustrating to have to rearrest individuals, I am proud of our officers’ relentless pursuit of lawbreakers," said Wareham Chief of Police John Walcek.