Four arrested in Falmouth drug raid

composite falmouth pdFALMOUTH – The Falmouth Police Department reports that on Friday at approximately 5:30 a.m. a search warrant was conducted at 148 Central Avenue. According to the Department, this was the fourth narcotics related search warrant executed at that address since 2009. The Falmouth Police Department has continued to receive numerous complaints about suspected drug activity at the residence. This raid was the product of those complaints, as well as controlled purchases of narcotics from the residence.

The Upper Cape Strategic Response Team (SRT), comprising personnel from Falmouth Police, Mashpee Police, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department, made a tactical entry into the home and found four people inside. All four occupants were found within a single bedroom. One of the individuals, Tianna Oakley-Perry, was observed dumping narcotics into a toilet.

Falmouth detectives, supported by Mashpee detectives and detectives from the Massachusetts State Police Cape & Islands Drug Task Force, conducted the search once the home was secured by the Upper Cape SRT. Found and seized from within the home were approximately 7 grams of heroin, 4 grams of cocaine, and approximately $700 in cash. Also found was assorted drug distribution paraphernalia.

The following individuals were arrested in this incident:

Tianna Oakley-Perry, 29, (photo at left) Possession to Distribute a Class A Drug, Subsequent Offense, Possession to Distribute a Class B Drug, Subsequent Offense

Gerald Cardoza, 34, (photo second from left) Being Present Where Heroin is Kept

Arcelis Rivera, 22, (photo second from right) Being Present Where Heroin is Kept

Angela Gonsalves, 36, (photo at right) Being Present Where Heroin is Kept

There were concerns about windows and doors being boarded up, no visible functioning fire alarms and generally unsanitary living conditions. A dog was found crated inside the home, and another four dogs were in an outdoor kennel behind the residence. Due to concerns for occupant safety and animal welfare the Falmouth Police requested inspections of the home by the Building Department, the Health Department and Animal Control.

Media release and photos provided by the Falmouth Police Department

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