FALMOUTH – Falmouth police along with a SWAT-style team burst into a home in East Falmouth Thursday morning and found drugs and weapons. Four of the 12 people at the house were arrested.
The search warrant at the house at 79 Carriage Shop Road was executed at 5:30 this morning based on an investigation by Falmouth, Mashpee and Barnstable detectives.
The investigation revealed the likely presence of illegal weapons in the residence and the possibility that there might be individuals in the home with a history of violent offenses, according to police.
Because of that possibility and in order to reduce the risk of injury to the officers or the house occupants, the Upper Cape Strategic Response Team, a SWAT-style team, made the initial entry into the house.
The team consisted of members from the Falmouth Police Department, the Mashpee Police Department, and the Barnstable County Sherriff’s Department.
Among the 12 people in the home when police arrived were a pregnant woman and a female child.
In terms of ammunition, weapons and related gear, police seized a 20-gauge shotgun; a ballistic vest; shotgun ammunition and .22 cal ammunition; and pepper spray.
A digital scale; and $1,791 in cash were also seized.
The following Falmouth residents were arrested on pre-existing warrants: William Matchem, 25; Tina Carlino, 43; and Michael Costa, 24.
Vincent Carlino, 21, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone; possession with intent to distribute a Suboxone; possession of a shotgun without a license, and possession of ammunition without a license.
There were no reported injuries in this incident. The pregnant woman stated that she was uninjured, but she was evaluated at the scene by Falmouth Fire and Rescue EMT’s as a precaution.