Two arrested for guns and meth in Falmouth


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– On Thursday at approximately 1:45 a.m., Officer Meghan Andrade responded to the area of the Emerson House for a reported suspicious vehicle, but the vehicle was gone when she arrived.

A short time later (approximately 2:00 a.m.) Officer Andrade located a vehicle matching the description traveling north on Route 28A near Bourne’s Farm. She noticed the vehicle cross the centerline and stopped it for a marked lanes violation.

Officer Anthoney DeVito and Officer Jay Konyn arrived to assist, and Officer DeVito noticed what looked like an AK-47 assault rifle in the rear passenger area of the vehicle. Both male occupants were taken out of the vehicle and searched for more weapons. Officer Konyn found a Glock 23 (.40 cal.) handgun concealed in the vehicle operator’s waistband. Both occupants were detained while the vehicle was searched for further weapons.

The search of the vehicle and occupants led to the discovery of the following items:

*AK-47 Assault rifle
*Glock Model 23 .40 cal. handgun
*37 Rounds of 7.62 cal. ammunition (fits the AK-47)
*26 Rounds of .40 cal. ammunition (fits the Glock handgun)
*(1) 30 round 5.56 Rifle Magazine
*(1) 40 round 5.56 Rifle Magazine
* Brass Knuckles
* Switch Blade
* 4 grams Crystal Methamphetamine
* 2 meth pipes
* scale

Neither occupant was licensed to carry any of the weapons found. The operator, James M. Mase, 21, formerly of Falmouth,  and the passenger, Robert Chapas, 19, Anchorage, Alaska, were placed under arrest for various gun charges and Possession to Distribute Methamphetamine.
Media release and photos furnished by Falmouth Police (click right photo to enlarge)

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