Wareham Police have arrested a man after discovering an apparent mobile drug-dealing operation as well as a large quantity of liquor in his vehicle.

Friday afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m., Wareham Police officers were dispatched to the Lowes' parking lot at Wareham Crossing after a report from an anonymous caller stating two males were passing a possible weapon back and forth while seated in their parked vehicles, one of which was described as a black Range Rover.

Upon arrival, officers located the black Range Rover and spoke with the owner/operator, 36-year-old Jason Childs, during which time a corner-cut baggie containing suspected cocaine was noticed on the console of the vehicle. Further investigation led to the discovery of a scale used to weigh drugs, several plastic baggies, two cell phones, and cash in the possession of Childs and throughout the front of the vehicle area that totaled $8,154. Also found in the vehicle were 20 bottles of wine and 36 bottles of various hard liquors.

According to police, the described second involved vehicle had left the area prior to the arrival of officers and was not found within the Wareham Crossing plaza.

As a result of the investigation, Childs was charged with possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) and illegal transportation of liquor in excess of three gallons. Police say the investigation will continue with regard to the possible forfeiture of the seized cash and the 2009 Range Rover owned by Childs.

Childs was scheduled to be arraigned on the criminal charges today in Wareham Distric Court.


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