Two charged with cocaine and fentanyl dealing in Hyannis

(l-r) Charles Macdougald, Vaughnessa Dinger-Jones

HYANNIS – Barnstable Police report that over the past two months, they along with Yarmouth Narcotics Detectives began an investigation into the distribution Cocaine and of a bluish gray powder believed to be a combination of Heroin/Fentanyl/U-47700. This bluish gray powder has been reported to have caused multiple recent overdoses. U-47700 is a synthetic opioid linked to numerous overdose deaths across the country. During the investigation, extensive surveillance was conducted and several undercover purchases of the drugs were made. The investigation was initiated by BPD Det. Sgt Mark Butler and BPD Patrol Officer Kyle Phelan. The target of the investigation was Charles MacDougald, 57, of Yarmouth and Hyannis.

On Monday, BPD/YPD Detectives executed a search warrant at MacDougald’s residence located at 85 Route 28 (apt. 14) in West Yarmouth. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of approximately 26 grams of a bluish/gray powder that field tested positive as Fentanyl and approximately 12 grams of cocaine. Detectives also recovered packaging materials, diluting agents, and approximately $3,800 in cash.

Macdougald (left) and Vaughnessa Dinger-Jones, 20, of Onset (right) were placed under arrest in the apartment. Both suspects were transported to the BPD. Macdougald was charged with Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of Cocaine W/Intent to Distribute/Subsequent offense, and being an Armed Career Criminal. Dinger-Jones was charged with Possession of Fentanyl and Cocaine. Both suspects were arraigned in Barnstable District Court this morning (9/19).

Barnstable Police note that Macdougald has an extensive criminal history with numerous convictions for violent crimes dating back to 1995. MacDougald was recently released from a 7 year prison sentence for Armed Robbery and is currently on Barnstable Superior Court probation for Armed Home Invasion
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