Detectives of the Wareham Police Department continue to keep up their aggressive enforcement of drug laws in the town of Wareham. For several days, members of the detective division set up surveillance in the area of Indian Mound Beach after complaints by citizens of illegal drug activity.
On Tuesday, May 21, at about 1:15 p.m., detectives were making observations of 22 Tomahawk Drive and stopped a male on Cohasset Road after he left the house. As the detectives attempted to pat frisk the male, he pulled away, resisting the officer. The male tried to flee, but was taken to the ground by the two detectives. After a brief struggle, the suspect was placed in custody. Detectives located suspected fentanyl, an electric stun gun, two phones and $81 cash in the male’s possession.
After the suspect was taken to the police station, detectives executed a search warrant for 22 Tomahawk Drive. At the location, the detectives forcibly entered the home and confiscated $494.00 cash and a digital scale.
Codey T. Murphy, 23, of 22 Tomahawk Drive, is being charged with possession with intent to distribute a class “A” drug subsequent offense and resisting arrest. In October 2015, Mr. Murphy was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a class “A” drug after police officers conducted a 3:00 a.m. raid at that address. He was later found guilty of that charge in May 2016. Codey Murphy is also facing multiple felony charges after being arrested in Bourne this past March.
Acting Police Chief John Walcek said, “We have a very small detective unit, with only four officers, yet they are a dynamic and energetic group that work tirelessly.” He added, “The vigorous efforts of this unit and the rest of the police department will continue for the improvement of the quality of life of Wareham.”