Multi-agency investigation leads to drug charges against two suspects

WELLFLEET – On Thursday at approximately 8:45 p.m. police conducted a motor vehicle stop on a black Cadillac SRX on Route 6 at the Wellfleet/Eastham town line.  This traffic stop was the result of a 4-month-long investigation by members of the Wellfleet, Eastham, Truro and Provincetown Police departments into cocaine distribution on the Lower Cape. A search warrant had been granted by the Orleans District Court authorizing the search of the vehicle, as well as the search of any occupants contained within the vehicle.  The two occupants of the vehicle were identified as James Pecoraro, 29, and Kourtney Lyons, 30, both of Wellfleet.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and its occupants produced a plastic bag containing approximately 45 grams of a white powdery substance, consistent with cocaine. Also seized were a small amount of U.S. currency and other evidence of narcotics distribution. Both Pecoraro and Lyons were placed under arrest by the Wellfleet Police Department for Trafficking in Cocaine, more than 36 grams but less than 100 grams.  Upon conviction, this charge holds a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 ½ years in a state prison. Pecoraro and Lyons were booked at the Wellfleet Police Department and were scheduled to be arraigned at the Orleans District Court on Friday morning.

After the traffic stop was completed, two additional search warrants were executed by members of the Wellfleet, Eastham, Truro and Provincetown Police departments at a residential address of Pecoraro and a second residence in Wellfleet. As a result of the searches of these residences, additional evidence of illegal narcotics distribution was seized.

The Truro Police Department K9 unit and the Cape Cod Drug Task Force also assisted with this investigation.

Media release furnished by Wellfleet Police

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