WAREHAM — A man is under arrest on drug trafficking charges following a raid of his motel room.

On Thursday morning, December 10, Wareham Police detectives and officers, along with members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted a drug raid at the Village Motel, 2739 Cranberry Highway, Unit 4.

While attempting to enter the room, officers encountered a door that was fortified with a board fastened by metal brackets. After entry was made, a male occupant was secured, and a search of the room began. Police say they located and seized approximately 20 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 90 grams of suspected cocaine, $500 cash, and multiple other items consistent with the illegal narcotics trade.

Courtesy Wareham Police

Richard Rodriguez, 44, with an address matching that hotel room, was arrested and charged with trafficking in more than 100 grams of cocaine.

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