Wareham Woman Accused of Fentanyl Trafficking
An alleged fentanyl trafficker was arrested Sunday evening after local police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wrapped up a combined investigation by executing two search warrants.
Wareham and Sandwich police detectives, working with DEA agents, on April 19 arrested Karissa A. Thompson, 29, of 150 Swifts Beach Rd., Apartment 14.
According to Wareham Police Chief John Walcek, the first warrant was served when Thompson and her vehicle were spotted in the parking lot of a business in West Wareham. Armed with a search warrant for the vehicle, detectives allegedly seized $3,955 cash and two iPhones.
The detectives then proceeded to her home where the second warrant was served. There, detectives say they seized over 160 grams of suspected fentanyl, 5 grams of suspected cocaine, along with 2 digital scales, a money-counting machine, and $207 in cash. Other smaller items consistent with illegal drug sales were also confiscated, Walcek said in a media release.
Thompson was arrested and charged with trafficking in fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, subsequent offense. She was held at Wareham Police Department headquarters on $50,000 cash bail pending arraignment on Tuesday.