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Two arrested on drug charges after going wrong way on Cranberry Highway

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On Tuesday, February 5, at 1:00 a.m. Wareham poice officer Calib Larue was traveling north on Cranberry Highway near Chili’s Restaurant when he observed a motor vehicle coming at him in the wrong lane of travel. Officer Larue stopped the vehicle, however, it started to back up and away, forcing Officer Larue to jump from his cruiser yelling for the driver to stop, which he did.

According to police, the driver and passenger were uncooperative, with the driver giving a false name to the officer. While further investigating it was determined the operator had a warrant for his arrest and was placed into custody.

A search of the vehicle yielded, a digital scale, over $2,000 cash, multiple phones, multiple pills, and suspected heroin. The male passenger was also placed under arrest.

Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where the processed and each ordered held on $10,000 cash bail. Officers Robert McLain and Steve Harrison assisted in the search and arrests.

Patrick Martin, 38, of Stoneham, Ma. is charged with:

• Possession with intent to distribute a Class “A” drug
• Possession with intent to distribute a Class “B” drug
• Possession with intent to distribute a Class “C” drug
• Failure to identify self to police
• Possession of an open container of alcohol
• Warrant
• Driving in the wrong lane of travel

Michael Lacrosse, 37, of Lynn, Ma. is charged with:

• Possession with intent to distribute a Class “A” drug
• Possession with intent to distribute a Class “B” drug
• Failure to wear a seat belt

During the booking process, Mr. Lacrosse was allegedly belligerent and reportedly told the officers that he hoped that they get shot and killed on duty.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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