Six arrested after police search Ware home; large amounts of drugs seized

Crime

WARE, Mass (WWLP) – Six people are facing multiple drug charges after police allegedly seized large amounts of crystal meth, ecstasy, crack cocaine, suboxone, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside a Ware home Thursday.

Ware Police Officer Kyle Whitcomb told 22News, the Ware Police Department along with Monson Police, State Police and a SWAT team all arrested six people after conducting a search warrant at a home at 23 Dale Street in Ware Thursday night.

Officer Whitcomb said the search warrant was done after a lengthy investigation into the distribution of narcotics around this home. The following suspects are facing multiple drug-related charges:

37-year-old Aaron Gasque,

  • A subsequent offense of trafficking over 200 grams of ecstasy
  • A subsequent offense of trafficking 18-36 grams of crystal meth
  • A subsequent offense of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine
  • A subsequent offense of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana
  • Conspiracy to violate the drug law

56-year-old Jack Coburn,

  • Trafficking over 200 grams of ecstasy
  • Trafficking 18-36 grams of crystal meth
  • A subsequent offense of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine
  • Possession of Suboxone
  • Conspiracy to violate the drug law

54-year old Melanie Fotiathis, 27-year-old Derek Tweedie, 29-year-old Sarah Herlihy, and 46-year-old Tina Bells are all facing the following charges:

  • Trafficking over 200 grams of ecstasy
  • Trafficking 18-36 grams of crystal meth
  • A subsequent offense of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine
  • Conspiracy to violate drug law

22News visited the house at 23 Dale street on Friday where the six allegedly ran their drug operation from a second-floor apartment.

One Warren resident who grew up in Ware told 22News she wasn’t surprised by the arrests.

“It’s just an epidemic everywhere, here especially,” said Heather Bridges. “It’s around that area notoriously known for even when I was a kid in the early ’90s.”

The chief said the drug paraphernalia found is consistent with that of a high-level distribution operation.

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