YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Proactive Anti-Crime Unit officers arrested three people for alleged heroin possession and distribution charges and solved multiple home break-ins at the same time.
Just after 12:30 this afternoon, officers approached an SUV in a vacant parking lot near the Bass River Liquor Store on Route 28.
Police said an officer saw a passenger in the vehicle try to hide a hyperdermic needle and a search of the vehicle turned up five grams of heroin, assorted prescription pills, a digital scale and empty pill bottles.
Wesley Rose Sr., 33, of Harwich, Scott Dunham, 30, of Hyannis, and Jeana Ridlon, 27, of South Yarmouth, were charged with felony possession to distribute class A and class C substances and conspiracy to violate drug law.
The empty pill bottles belonged to a South Yarmouth resident that the three passengers did not know.
Police also found a computer and electronic equipment in the vehicle, which the suspects did not claim to own.
Wire cutters, a large screw driver, mechanic gloves and a head lamp flashlight were also located in the vehicle, which police said are commonly used as tools for burglaries.
After investigating, police believe the the pill bottles, computer and electronics were stolen from two homes that were broken into earlier in the day in South Yarmouth.
The investigation is ongoing and police are currently identifying more items recovered from the vehicle as being stolen from other cars and homes within Yarmouth.
Rose and Dunham were also charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of burglarious tools.
The officers were patrolling together in an unmarked police cruiser in a specialized plainclothes Anti-Crime assignment.