Hyannis man held on $20,000 bail on heroin charges

Timothy Galvin

HYANNIS – Barnstable Police report that in October of 2013 members of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) conducted an investigation in which 21 year old Timothy Galvin of Hyannis attempted to hide 21 grams of heroin inside the bathroom of a Hyannis fast food restaurant after he noticed police were conducting surveillance of him.  The plastic baggie containing the heroin was later sent to the Massachusetts state crime lab for processing. In the fall of 2016, Galvin’s DNA was positively matched to the baggie containing the heroin he had placed at the bottom of a trash receptacle in the restaurants bathroom.

In early December of 2016, members of the Barnstable Street Crimes Unit were conducting a security check on Hiramar Rd. in Hyannis.  At this time, SCU Officer Matt Blondin observed Timothy Galvin exit the passenger side of a parked Ford SUV and briskly walk away from him and the other approaching officers. Although Galvin was now no longer in view, Blondin located a small baggie of cocaine directly below the car door that Galvin had just exited. Officer Blondin then looked into the SUV and observed a larger plastic bag of what appeared to be cocaine in plain view on the floor of the car where Galvin had just been sitting.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and a search warrant was obtained for the car. Upon execution of the search warrant, SCU Officer Blondin recovered 119 grams of cocaine which has a street value of $15,000.

On December 14, 2016 the SCU traveled to Onset MA and arrested Timothy Galvin on a warrant for Trafficking in Heroin 18-36 grams stemming from the 2013 incident. In addition, Galvin was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine 100+ grams regarding the Hiramar Rd. incident.

Galvin has an extensive criminal history involving firearms and narcotics, including a 2014 Barnstable Superior Court conviction for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and a 2013 conviction for Distributing Heroin and Oxycontin.

He was arraigned in Barnstable District Court on this date, and held on $20,000 bail.

Media release and mugshot furnished by Barnstable Police

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