WAREHAM — Wareham Police arrested three people and seized suspected heroin and cash Monday afternoon.

On Monday, June 29, shortly after 2 p.m., Wareham Police detectives observed what appeared to be an illegal drug transaction at the Cranberry Plaza. The detectives stopped the vehicle involved on Maple Springs Road, seizing suspected heroin and placing the driver in custody.

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Ashley E. Lips, 32, of 244 Raymond Road in Plymouth was placed under arrest for possession of a Class A substance and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

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Joseph Prada-Ruiz, 31, and Rebecca Rae Dixon, 33, both of 3026 Cranberry Highway, Room 135, were placed under arrest as they were leaving the plaza on foot. Prada-Ruiz is charged with distribution of a Class A drug, subsequent offense; possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug; and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Dixon is charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

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The detectives then proceeded to Room 135 at the Silver Lake Motel where they executed a search warrant. During a search of the suspects and their room, the detectives seized over $500 cash, suspected heroin, a digital scale, and other items consistent with illegal drug sales.

The three were brought to Wareham Police headquarters for processing pending arraignment with the Wareham District Court.

— Wareham Police

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