HYANNIS – Barnstable Police say they have stepped up vigilance of suspected drug dealers in response to a wave of heroin overdoses and several deaths due to the drug. Earlier this week, three people were arrested and charged with heroin-related crimes in Barnstable.
Kristoffer W. Marciezyk, 29, of West Barnstable was charged with distribution and Alicia Kelley, 26 of West Barnstable was charged with being present where heroin is kept. Collin J. Peters, 19, of Hyannis was charged with trafficking.
The Barnstable Police Department has committed additional manpower and resources in an attempt to stem the tide of the sale of heroin and to arrest people involved in the drug’s distribution.
The Barnstable Police Narcotics Unit had been conducting an investigation related the distribution of heroin in and around Hyannis that focused on Marciezyk for several weeks, according to police.
On Tuesday, December 9, police executed a narcotics search warrant on room 14 at the Craigville Motel, 8 Shootflying Hill Road, West Barnstable. Marciezyk was in the room, as was Kelley
Marciezyk was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of suboxone; and Kelley was charged with being present where heroin is kept. Both were arraigned Wednesday.
Police say the investigation of Peters also lasted several weeks and involved the Barnstable Police Department Narcotics Unit, the Barnstable Street Crime Unit, the Cape Cod Drug Task Force and the Yarmouth Police Department.
Police say Peters currently has a case pending in Barnstable District Court for possession of heroin with intent to distribute and illegal possession of a firearm.
He was suspected of being involved in the distribution of heroin in the mid Cape area, especially in the area of the Cromwell Court affordable housing complex on Barnstable Road.
On Wednesday, police say they obtained an arrest warrant charging Peters with distribution of heroin and a narcotics search warrant for an apartment in Cromwell Court where he was allegedly staying.
At 4:19, Peters was observed walking in the parking lot of the business located next to Cromwell Court. Police tried to arrest him but he resisted. Police used a taser to subdue Peters and arrested him. Police say a search of his backpack turned up 30 grams of heroin and $1,100 in cash.
Police also searched the apartment where they believed Peters was staying. They was a woman and three children in the apartment. They discovered 80 prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.
Peters was charged with trafficking and distribution of heroin; possession with intent to distribute clonazepam and tramadal; and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is being arraigned this morning.