Fairhaven Police Detectives arrested two men Tuesday afternoon just before 3pm for drug related offenses after they observed them engage in activity consistent with a drug deal. Detectives detained 42 year old Tyler Tomasek of 26 Spruce Run, Brewster while marked Fairhaven police units stopped a vehicle being operated by 33 year old Michael Mendonca of 1170 Sassaquin Avenue, New Bedford.
Further investigation revealed the two men completed a hand-to-hand drug transaction in the parking lot of the Fairhaven Walmart. After determining that a drug deal had occurred, both men were placed under arrest.
Police seized over 17 grams of cocaine, over 2 grams of heroin and over $6,800.00 in cash. The vehicle being operated by Mendonca was towed back to the Fairhaven Police Station where it was further searched by a K-9 unit from the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
Tomasek was charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Mendonca was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws and distribution of cocaine. Both men were arraigned in Third District Court.