Police make three arrests following a drug raid
Three people were arrested on drug charges following a raid in Wareham on Monday morning, Wareham Police Chef John Walcek said.
While investigating citizen complaints about illegal drug activity at 67 Jefferson Shores Road, officers stopped a vehicle as it was leaving the home. Officers arrested the occupants, John Lyons, 43, Latoya Johnson, 34, and Shauna Ramos, 38, after executing a search warrant and finding suspected heroin, cash, a cell phone, and a white powder that is believed to be cocaine in the vehicle.
A follow-up search of the home allegedly uncovered further evidence of drug transactions, including digital scales. During the course of the investigation, police determined that people who wanted to buy narcotics at the home would park at another location and walk along the beach to access the house.
“While people thought they were not being noticed attempting to buy illegal drugs, our detectives were making careful and covert observations to obtain a search warrant and put an end to the suspected illegal activity,” said Walcek.
Those arrested face the following charges: Lyons was charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws; Johnson was charged with possession of a Class “A” drug with intent to distribute and possession of a Class “B” drug with intent to distribute; Ramos was charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws and operating after suspension of driver’s license.