WAREHAM – Police arrested a Plymouth man Thursday on heroin-and-cocaine distribution charges after responding to a reported disturbance at the Brandy Hill Apartments.
At about 7:55 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, Wareham Police Officers Joseph Cardoza, Nate Aronson, and Michael Phinney responded to Brandy Hill Apartments, unit 9L, for a reported disturbance. While investigating, Officer Aronson spotted a large amount of white powdery substance and a digital scale on the kitchen table, police said.
A man in the apartment was detained and officers also located suspected crack cocaine, powder cocaine, suspected heroin, several pills, and more than $2,300 cash, police said. Placed under arrest was Nicholas C. Marchi, 32, of Plymouth. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute a class A drug, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a class B drug. A detective and reserve officer Eric Kanavos assisted at the scene. Officer Phinney was treated and released from Tobey Hospital for a minor injury incurred while searching the suspect, police said.
In other police news, Officers Zina Kelsch and Jon Verhaegen arrested James J. Dalton, 53, of Wareham, on Wednesday morning, June 12. Dalton was taken into custody on Kimberly Court as the result of two warrants and he was additionally charged with possession of ammunition without a firearms permit, police said.
At 10:15 a.m. on Friday morning, June 14, acting Chief John Walcek and Officer Blaise Lalli arrested Jose Monteiro, 27, of Fall River, for operating without a license. The arrest was made after a report of suspicious activity on Cranberry Highway near Charlotte Furnace road.