Hyannis man facing multiple charges after two-month investigation

Barnstable Police/CWN

Jonathan Cottell

HYANNISFrom Barnstable Police: Since October, members of the Barnstable Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Cape Cod DEA Office have been conducting a heroin and fentanyl distribution investigation targeting Jonathan Cotell (age 27 of Hyannis). During the investigation, Detectives learned that Cotell was making weekly trips to Lawrence in order to purchase hundreds of grams of heroin/fentanyl at wholesale prices. The drugs were then brought back to the Cape and sold to area users and dealers. Cotell is well known to Detectives and has multiple convictions for drug law violations on his record. Moreover, Cotell is out on bail for a 2018 case where he was charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

Pursuant to the investigation BPD/DEA Detectives learned that on 12/6/18, Cotell was planning on making another trip to Lawrence to re-supply with drugs. Cotell was subsequently followed from the Cape to Lawrence and back. Upon returning to Hyannis shortly before 1 AM, a motor vehicle stop was conducted on Rt 132. Approximately 175 grams of fentanyl (street value is $35,000) and 28 grams of cocaine were discovered hidden inside the vehicle operated by Cotell. Cotell was placed under arrest for Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine. Cotell was held overnight at the BPD on $50,000 bail pending arraignment in Barnstable District Court.

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