Two arrested for heroin after Yarmouth traffic stop

100615 compWEST YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police Department reports that two people were arrested for heroin possession after a traffic stop on Route 28 in West Yarmouth on Monday.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Christopher Van Ness stopped a black 2015 Toyota Camry traveling eastbound on Route 28 with an expired registration sticker.

The operator was identified as Philip-Earl Cash, 30, of Mashpee (photo above left) and his passenger as Carolyn Carpinella, 30, of Falmouth (photo above right).

Yarmouth Police Department K9 Drug Detection Unit Patrol Officer Sean Gannon and his partner, Thor, arrived at the scene of the stop and made a positive indication for drugs on Cash. Cash initially denied having any drugs but a subsequent search found a small package of heroin hidden on his person. He was placed under arrest.

K9 Thor then checked the interior of the vehicle and he indicated positively on the center console area as well as Carpinella’s purse, which was left on her seat. Upon closer inspection, a one-dollar bill folded into a small square the size of a postage stamp was located in a pouch of the purse with a small amount of an off-white powdery substance identified as heroin. Carpinella was advised that she too was under arrest.

Both subjects were transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters for booking and both are scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court Tuesday for possession of a Class A drug–heroin.

Media release and booking photos provided by the Yarmouth Police Department
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