79-year-old arrested for trafficking cocaine

Aug 13, 2019

A 79-year-old Wareham man has been arrested for trafficking cocaine and other drug charges following a joint investigation by Wareham Police Department and the Taunton Police. 

On the morning of Tuesday, August 13, Wareham police raided the home at 124 Highland Shores Drive in Wareham, which is owned by Anthony Frates. During the search, detectives confiscated 175 grams of suspected cocaine, pills, and packaging materials for illegal drugs.

Frates was arrested in Taunton by the Taunton Police Street Crimes Unit after officers determined Frates was frequently traveling back and forth between Wareham and Taunton.

A second location in Taunton was also raided as part of the investigation.

Frates is being charged by Wareham Police with trafficking in cocaine, 2 counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class “B” drug, and possession with intent to distribute a Class “C” drug.