HYANNIS – Members of the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force arrested a couple after a domestic dispute led to the finding of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
On Friday around 8:45 p.m., officers were conducting counter drug operations in the Hyannis area, when they observed a vehicle traveling in the area of Airport Road and Cit Avenue at a high rate of speed.
Officers also observed an individual clinging to the passenger side of the vehicle as it sped down the roadway.
As officers approached the vehicle, the person hanging onto the vehicle became dislodged and landed on the roadway.
Officers stopped and rendered aid to the individual who was identified as Kyle McDowell, 28, of Hyannis and Fall River.
McDowell, who is well known to narcotics officers, stated that he and his girlfriend had been fighting.
Officers requested Hyannis Firefighters to respond to evaluate McDowell.
During that time, the vehicle McDowell was flung from returned to the scene and it was determined that the vehicle had been and was being operated by McDowell’s girlfriend; Tina Moore, 30, of Dennisport and Fall River.
After the car arrived, despite officers directions to the contrary, McDowell approached the vehicle and reached inside the broken passenger window with both hands.
Moore who had gotten out of the vehicle after returning to the scene, also tried to return to the vehicle and then entered it in an effort to leave the area.
Officers say that she had to be restrained.
An investigation into the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a quantity of heroin (over 18 grams) and a quantity of cocaine (approximately 5 grams).
McDowell, who despite numerous abrasions was not seriously injured, was arrested at the scene and charged with Trafficking in Class A/heroin (over 18 grams), Possession with intent to distribute Class B/cocaine, and Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act.
Moore was additionally charged with Operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger, Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon/motor vehicle, and Assault and battery (domestic).
The street resale value of the drugs is approximately $2500.00-$3000.00.
As a result of the investigation, an apartment used by McDowell and Moore in Fall River was searched.
Inside, officers located paraphernalia and packaging materials consistent with illegal drug distribution activities.
McDowell was held on $5,000.00. Moore was held on $1,000.00.